Klaus Scharfschwert, the former drummer of the Puhdys, died at the age of 68. He succumbed to cancer.

Mourning in the music world: Klaus Scharfschwerdt (1954-2022), the former drummer of the Puhdys, is dead. He was 68 years old. The sad news was shared on both his Facebook account and his band Neuland’s website. “Our Klaus Scharfschwerdt unfortunately finally lost his long battle with cancer last Friday,” it says.

Funeral service only in the immediate family circle

Scharfschwert was “always strong and full of hope”. “We shared this hope and were firmly convinced: He’ll get it! Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be like that. Please give us as a family the quiet time we need now.” According to the musician’s wish, the funeral service should only take place in the immediate family circle.

Klaus Scharfschwertt joined the German rock band Puhdys in 1979 as the successor to Gunther Wosylus (76). He had previously played in other bands, including Prinzip and Stern Meißen. In the 1980s he was honored as the best drummer in East Germany. After the Puhdys disbanded in 2014, he founded the band Scharfschwerts Neuland.