Joachim Streich is dead. The record player in the GDR died at the age of 71.

This was announced by his former club 1. FC Magdeburg.

Accordingly, Streich "lost the fight against his serious illness this morning, just three days after his 71st birthday." His wife confirmed the death on Saturday to the German Press Agency.

Several media had previously reported.

"With Joachim Streich, the club has lost one of its greatest lights.

The entire blue and white family is united in deep sadness and heartfelt condolences to his family, but also in gratitude for everything Joachim Streich has done for 1. FC Magdeburg,” wrote the Magdeburgers in a statement.

The "Gerd Müller of the East" scored 55 goals in 102 games for the East German team and a total of 229 goals for Magdeburg and Hansa Rostock in the Oberliga.

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