We are sad to announce Jaki Liebezeit, drummer and founding member of CAN, has died from pneumonia at the age of 78.

The band confirmed his death in a post to its official Facebook page:

It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia,” read the unsigned post. “He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely.”

Liebezeit performed at Can reunions held sporadically from the late 1980s through to 1999. He was set to reunite with his former members, Irmin Schmidt and Malcolm Mooney, for a concert as the Can Project at London’s Barbican Hall in April.

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