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Florian Schneider

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Florian Schneider-Esleben (7 April 1947[1] – 21 April 2020[2]) was a German electronic singer and musician. He was best known as one of the founding members of the electronic band Kraftwerk. He was born in present-day Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

David Bowie named a song after Schneider in 1977.[3] Schneider retired in 2008, but then came back in 2014 then officially retiring a year later.

Schneider died from cancer on 21 April 2020 in Düsseldorf[4][5] at the age of 73.[6][7][8]

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  1. Barr, Tim (31 August 2013). Kraftwerk: from Dusseldorf to the Future With Love. Random House. p. 25.
  2. "Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider dies at 73 - BBC News". BBC. 6 May 2020. Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  3. Carr, Roy; Murray, Charles Shaar (1981). Bowie: An Illustrated Record. p. 92. ISBN 0906008255.
  4. Weber, Julian (6 May 2020). "Nachruf auf Florian Schneider-Esleben: Fahr'n, fahr'n, fahr'n" [Obituary of Florian Schneider-Esleben: Fahr'n, fahr'n, fahr'n]. taz.de (in German). Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. "Elektro-Pionier Kraftwerk-Mitgründer Florian Schneider-Esleben gestorben" [Electro pioneer, Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider-Esleben has died]. MDR (in German). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  6. Alvarez, Bruno (6 May 2020). "Florian Schneider, une légende de la musique électronique, est décédé" [Florian Schneider, electronic music legend, dies]. Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  7. Chan, Anna (6 May 2020). "Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Dies at Age 73". Billboard. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  8. "Kraftwerk: Florian Schneider-Esleben ist tot" [Kraftwerk founder Florian Schneider-Esleben is dead]. Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.