Musician was 73 years old and struggling with cancer
Florian Schneider, co-founder of the influential and innovative German group Kraftwerk, died on Wednesday, the 6th. The 73-year-old multi-instrumentalist was battling cancer.
Born in Öhningen, in southern Germany on April 7, 1947, Schneider founded Kraftwerk with Ralf Hütter in 1970. The pioneer of electronic music, the group is considered one of the most influential in pop music, in diverse genres such as rock and hip hop.
Schneider left Kraftwerk in 2008.