Atari Teenage Riot's Co-founder Found Dead

Atari Teenage Riot cofounder Carl Crack was found dead in his Berlin apartment on September 6. He was 30. Crack (born Karl Bohm) had undergone psychiatric treatment in the past, but friends indicated they had not seen anything recently that would cause any concern, according to Digital Hardcore Recordings, the Berlin techno band's label.

There are reports that alcohol and unspecified pills were found in his stomach.

The group was taking a year off after touring for several months behind 1999's 60 Second Wipe Out.

"His sudden death has hit me very hard and it is not easy for me to find the right words," said ATR cofounder Alec Empire in a statement. "I played in a band with Carl for 10 years. We've been through a lot together in all those times. He was my friend."

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