Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies from cancer at age 73
Citing fellow group founder Ralf Huetter, Sony said that Schneider-Esleben had been suffering from cancer, German media reports said.
Schneider-Esleben and Huetter started working together in 1968. In 1970, they founded the Kling-Klang-Studio in Duesseldorf and launched Kraftwerk.
Schneider-Esleben was involved in Kraftwerk albums including Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express, The Man-Machine and Tour de France. He left Kraftwerk in 2008.
Kraftwerk won a Grammy award for lifetime achievement in 2014.