VIENNA, Austria (CelebrityAccess) — Edgar Froese, electronic music pioneer and founder of the groundbreaking group Tangerine Dream has died, He was 70 at the time of his death.
According to a post on Tangerine Dream's Facebook page, Froese passed away "suddenly and unexpectedly" after suffering a pulmonary embolism in Vienna.
A statement by Froese's son Jerome said: "Dear friends & colleagues, the Captain has left the ship … I'm very sorry to inform you that my father Edgar Froese passed away on Tuesday afternoon (20th of January) in Vienna. And as you already know: Life plays no encores. Rest in peace Edgar, you will be sadly missed."
Founded by Froese in 1967, Tangerine Dream was pivotal in the development of electronic and ambient music. The group, with Froese at the helm, has influenced a diverse array of artists ranging from Future Sound of London to Radiohead.
Froese was also a prolific solo artist, releasing numerous albums apart from Tangerine Dream and scored for films such as "Risky Business" and "Legend." – Staff Writers