Florian Schneider has died, according to a statement posted online on May. 5, 2020.
Florian Schneider — cofounder of German electronic-music pioneers Kraftwerk, one of the most influential music groups of the past 50 years — has died after a brief battle with cancer, a rep for the group confirmed.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Without Florian Schneider, NONE of us would be listening to or making the music we make today. “Hugely influential” is an understatement. Unquantifiable inspiration & innovation. Sad day for all of us electronic music workers. Endlos Endlos.
RIP Florian Schneider, half of the core of Kraftwerk, and thereby among the few musicians who can genuinely be said to have changed everything. The music he co-created is played in our house every day.
R.I.P. Florian Schneider. Outside of the Beatles, Kraftwerk is the most influential band ever. There’s no “Planet Rock” without them. They influenced Bowie’s Berlin trilogy. “Blue Monday” by New Order samples them. They’re the root of contemporary electronic music