R.I.P. CAN Vocalist Damo Suzuki

He was 74

Photo: Nick Soveiko

BY Alex HudsonPublished Feb 10, 2024

Damo Suzuki, the singer of legendary German band CAN, has died. He was 74.

A post on CAN's Instagram page reveals that he died yesterday (February 9). "Damo's kind soul and cheeky smile will be forever missed," the message read.

No cause of death was given. Suzuki was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014. His battle with cancer, as well as his life and music, was examined in the 2022 documentary Energy.

The message cites other CAN members who have died, noting, "He will be joining Michael, Jaki and Holger for a fantastic jam!"

Suzuki was only in CAN for a few years, from 1970 to 1973. In that time, he performed on classic albums like Tago Mago (1971), Ege Bamyasi (1972) and Future Days (1973).

He was born in Japan, and joined CAN after meeting the band while busking in Munich. He settled in Cologne, Germany. He is survived by his wife Elke Morsbach and children.

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