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09-15-2008, 02:42 PM
Pink Floyd member Richard Wright dies at age 65

By MEERA SELVA, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died Monday. He was 65.

Pink Floyd's spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says the band member's family did not want to give more details about his death.

Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Along with the late Syd Barrett, the four formed Pink Floyd in 1965.

The group's jazz-infused rock and drug-laced multimedia "happenings" made them darlings of the London psychedelic scene, and their 1967 album, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn," was a hit.

In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Barrett, was seen as the group's dominant musical force. The London-born musician and son of a biochemist wrote songs and sang...


Dang, I'm feeling old. Think I'll watch Live at Pompeii tonight. Safe travel old friend.

09-15-2008, 07:48 PM
And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but its sinking
And racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in the relative way, but youre older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death
-Time, Pink Floyd

RIP Richard Wright :(

09-15-2008, 08:58 PM
One of my favorite bands of all-time.
Rest in peace. Wish you were here.

duke dynamite
09-15-2008, 09:43 PM
Sad news...

I've always liked Pink Floyd.

09-24-2008, 11:21 AM

Only heard about it 2 days ago.

RIP Rick.