Kraftwerk founder dies, 73

Kraftwerk founder dies, 73


norman lebrecht

May 06, 2020

The family have announced the death of Florian Schneider, co-founder of the electronic group Kraftwerk. He had been suffering from cancer.

An icon to David Bowie, he left the band in 2008.



  • That is disappointing.

    Somehow they invented Europop without ever becoming it.

  • Louise says:

    Rest in peace !

  • Delphine1962 says:

    Dear Norman, Thank you SO much posting this and commemorating such a guiding beacon of the extrordinary Kraftwerk. Dusseldorf and Cologne will be much darker tonight; no neon lights. My best to the memory of Florian Schneider

  • Dr Richard Schmidt says:

    Kraftwerk and Fripp are the greatest modern music innovators of he century

  • Richard says:

    Nothing worth remembering. Trendsetters of music emptiness and cashout popcorn art.