Pioneering electronic musician Edgar Froese died Tuesday, according to the remaining members of Tangerine Dream, the immensely influential German band he founded in 1967.
"This is a message to you we are very sorry for," the band wrote on its Facebook page. "On January 20th, Tuesday afternoon, Edgar Froese suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. The sadness in our hearts is immensely [sic]. Edgar once said: 'There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address.' Edgar, this is a little comfort to us."
Froese founded Tangerine Dream in 1967 Berlin and was the group's most consistent member through a number of lineup changes over the decades.