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In Memoriam: Brian “Tuffy” Knight, 49

PLSN Staff • News • April 29, 2021


CHICAGO – Long time rigger and touring professional Brian Knight passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday April 27th. Tuffy was a legendary statesman in the live event industry and loved by all that worked with him. Knight had most recently served as the rigger on Jimmy Buffett’s tours for several years.

Born on June 4, 1971 Knight was a native of Canada, though he had lived in the Chicago area of the US for many years. Knight leaves behind his wife Antoinette DeLeo and their two sons, David and John.

Brian Knight Funeral arrangements are to take place at.

Russo’s in Hillside

4500 W Roosevelt Rd

Hillside, IL  60162

United States

Viewing is Friday 4/30 3-9pm and Saturday 5/1 9-11am with service from chapel at 11am. They’re  still trying to setup streaming.

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