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Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73

6 May 2020

Florian Schneider, the co-founder of highly influential electronic pop group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73.

The German quartet set the template for synthesiser music in the 1970s and 80s with songs like Autobahn and The Model.

They achieved both musical innovation and commercial success and inspired scores of artists across genres ranging from techno to hip-hop.

A statement said he “passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday”.