Tributes paid to Jaki Liebezeit, Can drummer, who had died aged 78

He died from pneumonia

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Jaki Liebezeit, drummer with Can, has died aged 78.

The band confirmed his death in a post on 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.”

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

Posted by CAN – Spoon Records on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Among the tributes paid to Liebezeit, Jah Wobble called him a “wonderful person and best European drummer” while Portishead’s Geoff Barrow was moved to comment, “If I was only 10% the player you were I’d be happy.”

https://twitter.com/jetfury/status/823301566149103616

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