Monday, September 15, 2008

Pink Floyd member Richard Wright dies at age 65

LONDON (AP) — A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65.

Wright died Monday after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. His family did not want to give more details about his death. The spokesman is Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist.

Richard Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason at college and joined their early band Sigma 6.

Sigma 6 eventually became Pink Floyd and Wright wrote and sang some of the band's key songs. He wrote "The Great Gig In The Sky" and "Us And Them" from Pink Floyd's 1973 "The Dark Side Of The Moon."

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I am sad. Pink Floyd is my favorite band. Richard Wright is at the right of the above photo.

- The Mountain Cat

8 comments:

Aunt Becky said...

Oh my God, I didn't know. How terribly sad.

Dianne said...

I was just watching 'The Wall' this weekend. Some cable station has been showing it all month.

I must admit that album is the extent of my knowledge of Pink Floyd and I think it was after Wright.

Regardless - 65 is way too young.

KaritaG said...

Awww, PF is one of my faves also. That is just too sad.

Leighann said...

As soon as I saw this pop up in the news I knew you'd post about it!

Not one of my favorite groups, but still sad....

2008 has not been a good year for celebrities, has it?

leapofaith said...

May he rest in peace...very sad - he was way too young.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Pretty sad myself, posted about this also.

Phfrankie Bondo said...

"...all in all....."

Fortune Cookies said...

Pink Floyd is definitely one of the all time best bands ever, and this was a very sad day for music. I didn't even know he had cancer...or had even been sick. Very sad. :( Shine on, Shine on...