Tuesday, September 5, 2017

RIP Holger Czukay

The legendary musician Holger Czukay of the band CAN was found dead September 5th in his Weilerswist home, a former cinema that is also the site of Can's fabled Inner Space Studio. As Cologne newspaper Express reports, construction workers laboring at the complex had not spotted him for a few days, and a neighbor eventually found him lifeless in his apartment. A surgeon was called to the apartment and declared Czukay's death, the cause of which has not been made public. His death follows the passing of his wife, Ursula, who died July 28th, her 55th birthday. Born in Danzig on March 24, 1938, he studied under Karlheinz Stockhausen in the '60s before starting Can alongside Irmin Schmidt in 1968. Holger along with CAN composed the soundtrack for 1970s “Deadlock”.

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