LONDON – A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65.
Wright died today 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.”
Well, time marches on and the geniuses of yesteryear continue to fall. Richard, you will be missed. RIP.
UPDATE : Just wanted to add as form of trivia that Richard was fired from Pink Floyd by The Final Cut and rehired as a session drummer for The Wall before he was bought back into the band for A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. He was the only Floyder to have made money out of The Wall.