The cause of death has not been released, but he was understood to have been undergoing treatment for cancer.
Gothe was born in Berlin in 1944.
He was best known by many CBC Radio 2 listeners as the award-winning host of DiscDrive, the national afternoon radio show featuring classical and jazz music which he hosted from Vancouver for 23 years.
He was also an award-winning food and wine writer for the Vancouver Sun, the Globe and Mail, Georgia Straight and NUVO magazine.
His wife Kate noted that it was fitting that he passed after 5 p.m. PT, during happy hour.
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