Kiko Loiacono, the veteran tour manager who was involved with numerous music acts throughout his career, is dead. He passed away yesterday. Read on to know how did Kiko Loiacono die and what was the cause of his death.
The music world is mourning the loss of the legendary tour manager. Tributes have emerged for Loiacono who is being remembered for the aura he carried everywhere he went.
Who was Kiko Loiacono?
Kiko Loiacono was a renowned tour manager from Bari, Italy. However, he was residing in London, England. He served as the tour manager for acts like The Growlers, Shame, and Tim Burgess throughout his legendary career. Prior to this, he had been a pharmacist.
Loiacono got popular across the globe due to the tours he led alongside various rock bands and other acts. He was widely loved and celebrated due to his electrifying presence. Rock and roll was his favorite genre and he was a left-wing political supporter.
Last month, Loiacono went on tour with Bass Drum Of Death and The Lemonheads. He posted about that on his Instagram account where he has more than 4,500 followers.
Kiko Loiacono dead: What was the cause of his death?
Kiko Loiacono died on Saturday, November 12, 2022, under unannounced circumstances. He was 54 years old. His sudden death has left everyone shocked and depressed as musicians believe the man has left a void that can’t be fulfilled.
The specific cause of Kiko Loiacono’s death is unknown at the time of writing. We are trying to reach out to the people close to him to gather more information surrounding his sudden death. It’s possible that the tour manager could have passed away naturally as he didn’t have any disease or disorder.
Primal Scream Confirmed the death of Kiko Loiacono
The tragic news of Kiko Loiacono’s death was made public by the Scottish rock band Primal Scream via Instagram
“Our friend @drkiko68 died yesterday. He gave his life to rock and roll & left-wing politics,” the official Primal Scream handle wrote in an Instagram post. “A beautiful cat. His Kiko Bus was legendary. He criss crossed Europe taking many independent rock bands on adventures they will never forget.
“He drove @bo_ningen_band on Primals UK tour in 2017 – was great to have his positivity and cheer on the road with us. A true believer – he will be missed by many. ‘Bandiera rosse la trionferra’.”
Music World Pays Tribute to Tour Manager Kiko Loiacon
Ever since the news that Kiko Loiacono is dead went viral, tributes are overflowing on social media from the people involved with the music world across the globe
Major names like Tim Burgess, Stuart Braithwaite, Luke Turner, and others are paying respect to the late tour manager alongside thousands of fans. You can take a look at some of the wishes and prayers here:
An obituary from Loiacono’s family is awaited at this time while the funeral arrangements are pending. Our heart goes out to his loved ones who are going to miss him forever. May God let his soul rest in peace.