Though not reported until today, Klaus Dinger, a founding father of 'krautrock' died last week, four days before what would have been his 62nd birthday. Dinger was a member of both Kraftwerk and Neu!, and was the inventor of the Motorik or "Apache beat". Of the latter, Brian Eno once remarked "there were three great beats in the 70s. Fela Kuti's Afrobeat, James Brown's funk, and Klaus Dinger's Neu! beat."
The cause of death has been reported as heart failure.