Florian Schneider-Esleben, a co-founder of German digital music pioneers Kraftwerk, has died, document label Sony mentioned Wednesday. He was 73.
Citing fellow group founder Ralf Huetter, Sony mentioned that Schneider-Esleben had been affected by most cancers, German information company dpa reported.
Schneider-Esleben and Huetter began working collectively in 1968. In 1970, they based the Kling-Klang-Studio in Duesseldorf and launched Kraftwerk.
Schneider-Esleben was concerned in Kraftwerk albums spanning three many years, together with Autobahn, Radio-Exercise, Trans-Europe Categorical, The Man-Machine and Tour de France. He left Kraftwerk on the finish of 2008.
Kraftwerk gained a Grammy award for lifetime achievement in 2014.
Schneider-Esleben was the son of modernist architect Paul Schneider-Esleben.
In 1998, he was appointed as a professor on the Karlsruhe College of Arts and Design, the place he was to show “media artwork and efficiency.” However the college mentioned Wednesday that, so far as it is aware of, he by no means took up the professorship, dpa reported.