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DJ Biscuit
15-09-2008, 21:28
Richard Wright, a founder member of Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman said.

Wright played the keyboard with the legendary band and wrote music in classic albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.

His spokesman said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died ... after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Wright's spokesman did not say from what form of cancer the star had been suffering.

The self-taught keyboardist and pianist met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason while at architecture school.

He was a founder member of The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965, and the group's previous incarnations, such as Sigma 6.

Sidney Bliss
15-09-2008, 21:32
That leaves just Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger waters (estranged) from the original line up? (Gypsy?)

R I P.

15-09-2008, 23:57
Only two left from the original line up..Gilmour came in later to replace Syd.

It's a very sad day for all Floyd fans..:confused:

This is one of the best songs Rick ever wrote.Rick joins the great gig in the sky.

YouTube- Pink Floyd Pulse Tour - "Great Gig in the Sky"

16-09-2008, 01:00
I grew up with Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stewens, YES, Status Que, etc, but Pink Floyd always had a place in everyone's lifes'. They were the masters of music, and their songs are still masters of their type. Most of the music we listening now, mostly made up with computers, but these guys created and played everything by their souls and hearts...

They were the best, and will stay the best forever.

Have a peaceful journey Richard Wright....

16-09-2008, 02:26

YouTube- Shine On You Crazy Diamond (part one) by David Gilmour
YouTube- David Gilmour in Royal Albert Hall - Wish You Were Here

16-09-2008, 14:29
RIP Rick Wright, thanks for the excellent music.