LONDON (AP) — A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65. Wright died Monday after a short battle with cancer at his home in Britain. His family did not want to give more details about his death. 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 the bands 1973 “The Dark Side of the Moon.” He left the group in the early 1980s to form his own band but rejoined Floyd for their 1987 album “A Momentary Lapse of Reason.”
Man, so many times out out of body and mindness in my lifetime were aided by the mysteriously calmy soothing style of Pink Floyd and certainly Mr. Wright and his work stand true to those happenings.
RIP Richard Wright 28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008