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Founding member of Tangerine Dream dies aged 70

Edgar Froese, 70, has died from a pulmonary embolism in Vienna. Credit: Tangerine Dream's official Facebook page

Edgar Froese, founding member and keyboardist of the electronic band Tangerine Dream, has died at the age of 70 according to the group's official Facebook page.

The band's statement said Froese died from a pulmonary embolism in Vienna and ended with a quotation from him which said: "There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address."

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Mirror Group Newspapers apologise for hacking

Barristers acting for Mirror Group Newspapers today apologised for the "damage and distress" caused to the celebrities by phone hacking.

Matthew Nicklin, QC, acting on behalf of MGN, said there was no legitimate justification for the hacking or the publication of articles about the celebrities private lives, which were based on information obtained through "unlawful methods".

"MGN is here today, through me, to offer its sincere apologies to these claimants for the damage and distress caused to them by hacking into their voicemail messages and by obtaining private information about them, including the use of blagging," Mr Nicklin said.

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Mirror and People pay out over phone hacking claims

Peter Andre Credit: PA Wire

The phone hacking claims were brought against The Daily Mirror, The Sunday People and The People newspapers for "misuse of private information", the barrister acting for the celebrities said.

Barrister David Sherborne read out statements on behalf of each of the celebrities and told the High Court the individuals all bring claims that cover "unlawful activity" by each of the Mirror Group Newspapers titles over a lengthy period.

"They have all expressed their feelings of distress and anger that their private information has been treated in this way, and their privacy has been so grossly violated by these newspapers solely for profit," the barrister added.

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