Can's guitarist, Michael Karoli, died early Saturday morning unexpectedly at the age of 53. Karoli and Holger Czukay met in 1966, two years before they formed Can (Czukay was a music teacher and Karoli was a student in his class). Despite numerous lineup changes, the two worked together throughout Can's lifespan and remained in contact through the end. Can's influence can be observed on more bands than can be named. Karoli will be missed. More information can be found at Holger's website's news section at