The co-founder of the German electronic band Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider, died from cancer at age 73.
Publicist Alexandra Greenberg released a statement where the band said:
Kraftwerk co-founder and electro pioneer Ralf Hütter has sent us the very sad news that his friend and companion over many decades Florian Schneider has passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday.
Schneider and Hütter were acknowledged as being amongst the most prominent electronic music personalities of the 20th century.
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The duo began to collaborate in 1968 and, two years later, launched Kraftwerk as a band featuring a number of other musicians.
The group released Autobahn in 1974, an album that gained worldwide prominence.