Founding member and leader of Tangerine Dream, Edgar Willmar Froese, died on January 20, 2015 due to a pulmonary embolism, in Vienna, Austria. The news was made public by his son Jerome on Tangerine Dream's website on the 23rd of January with the following words:
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.
As the member of Tangerine Dream to have gone through all of its incarnations, Edgar leaves behind him friends, family, and co-workers, as well as an impressive body of work written over the course of 48 years.
Rest in peace.