Propaganda Co-Founder Andreas Thein Dies at 59

Propaganda Co-Founder Andreas Thein Dies at 59
Andreas Thein, co-founder of German synth-pop band Propaganda, died last Thursday (May 30) at the age of 59 following a battle with cancer. The musician's passing was confirmed by ZTT Records, who had issued the group's debut single "Dr. Mabuse" in 1984.

Thein had co-founded Propaganda with Ralf Dörper and Susanne Freytag back in 1982 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following the addition of Michael Mertens and Claudia Brücken, the group signed to ZTT and delivered the "Dr. Mabuse" single, which was co-written by Thein. Shortly thereafter, he left the band.

Thein then began playing in the short-lived Kino project with Sarah Gregory and Schengel before moving on to Rififi.

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