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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:16 PM
Pink Floyd's Richard Wright Dies at 65

- A Pink Floyd spokesman says founding member Richard Wright has died. He was 65.
Wright died Monday 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."
'The Great Gig in the Sky''Us and Them'

He left the group in the early 1980s to form his own band but rejoined Pink Floyd for their 1987 album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason."
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2008-09-15 12:35:37

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:18 PM
Man, this one really gets me. I'm a big Floyd fan. Rick added a great deal to their music. RIP.
 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:20 PM
Condolences to the Wright family and to Pink Floyd. On to that great gig in the sky ...

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:24 PM
Terrible news

I'm glad I got to see him on David's tour back in '06

RIP Rick - you thrilled the world with your gift

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:25 PM
Rest in peace Richard Wright.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:26 PM
This is very sad. Pink Floyd is one of the all time great bands and, although you hear so much about Waters and Gilmore being behind the music, Wright was a big contributer to some of their great tunes and big part of the Pink Floyd sound. I didn't even realize he was ill - just one in the evergrowing long list of reasons to hate cancer...

Rest peacefully Richard Wright and thank-you for filling so many lives with beauty through your music. Thoughts and prayers going out to his family and friends.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:26 PM
Another great one gone....

R.I.P. Mr. Wright.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:30 PM
Wow.

That sort of came out of left field.

Off to the Great Gig in the Sky

Rest In Peace Rick.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:38 PM
I agree...wow...
 
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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:39 PM
Sad news indeed.

I wonder if the surviving members of the band will finally put aside their differences (referencing the Gilmour thread) and realize that life is too short. So many wasted years.

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 12:53 PM
He was always my favorite member. Crucial to the sound both instrumentally and vocally. Even writing-wise, yet totally underservingly in the shadow of Gilmour & Waters.
 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 06:48 PM


He left the group in the early 1980s to form his own band but rejoined Pink Floyd for their 1987 album "A Momentary Lapse of Reason."

RIP Mr. Wright. I am so glad he rejoined for the '87 album since it is one of my fav's

 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 07:21 PM
bummer , I'm a hugh P/F fan as well .

My condolences and thoughts to the family.


 

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  posted on 9/15/2008 at 07:39 PM
Oh my !!!
 
 


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