With deep sadness we share the following:
Raaijmakers, also known to a wider audience as Kid Baltan, leaves behind more than a half-century of musical creativity and adventure, especially in the field of electronic music. His talent, vision and influence live on in his recordings and writings, and in music heard around the world that was inspired by his compositions and experiments.
We extend deep condolences to his family and friends and wish them strength in this difficult time. Dick was our friend too, and in many ways we considered him family.
Rest in peace, Mr. Raaijmakers.