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Vicenza Violinist Tommaso Zuccon Ghiotto, 27, Found Dead in Home in Napoli, Cause of Death Still Unknown

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Aug 01, 2014 01:46 PM EDT

Celebrity deaths are on the rise this year, perhaps the most startling being Philip Seymour Hoffman via heroin overdose. But this time, friends and colleagues mourn the death of famed Vicenza violinist Tommaso Zuccon Ghiotto, who was found dead in his home in Napoli.

At 27 years old, this news only adds to the canon of shocking, unremitting deaths of young and talented superstars.

Tommaso had earned a spot in Ennio Morricone's Sinfonietta Italiana (Morricone having produced and composed music for a slew of spaghetti westerns such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso and so on).

After studies at the Zurich Conservatoire, per Norman Lebrecht, he was entering international competitions and landing some serious placements.

As for now, the cause of death remains unknown (hopefully not another statistic to the abundance of hard drug useage among young artists).

A talent that will be sorely missed, condolences to his family and loved ones.

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TagsVicenza Violinist, Tommaso Zuccon Ghiotto, Ennio Morricone, Napoli, Zurich Conservatoire

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