September 15, 2008

Rick Wright: 1943-2008

Rick Wright has joined the great gig in the sky.

Pink Floyd's keyboardist and occasional singer and songwriter Rick Wright has died aged 65.
The musician, who formed the influential band with Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Syd Barrett in 1965, passed away today (September 15) after battling with cancer.
A spokesman said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.
"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."
As well as playing keyboards, Wright contributed a number of songs to the band in their early years, including 'Paintbox', 'Remember A Day' and 'Summer '68', and also contributed prominent vocals to the band's 1971 23-minute classic 'Echoes'.

Watch a video clip for Paintbox filmed in Belgium.

» NME | BBC Obituary

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