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RIP D.A.F.'s Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López
John Doran , March 23rd, 2020 21:24

His passing, aged 61, has been confirmed by bandmate Robert Görl

Gabi Delgado-Lopez of influential German EBM/Neue Deutsch Welle duo D.A.F. has passed away, aged 61.

Fellow D.A.F. member Robert Görl confirmed the news in a Facebook post, writing: "Got word today my long time friend and bandmate Gabi Delgado passed away last night."

Born in southern Spain, Delgado-López moved to Germany with his family in 1966, aged 8. He went on to form D.A.F., alongside Görl, in 1978 before the pair parted ways six years later. After releasing a solo album, Mistress, he reunited with Görl in 1986 and moved to Berlin after spending some years living in London. The duo released the album 1st Step to Heaven that same year.

Delgado-López released three solo albums throughout his career, as well as seven albums with DAF. He also recorded a number of records as part of the Delkom and DAF/DOS projects. He continued to perform alongside Görl as D.A.F. until his death.

We will update this story as we get more details.