Pink Floyd member Richard Wright dies at 65

September 16th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Richard Wright deadRichard Wright, the self-taught pianist and founding member of English rock band ” Pink Floyd ” died at his home Monday Sep 15, at the age of 65 after a long suffering from cancer.

Without telling what form of cancer he had been suffering, due to his family declined to give further details about his illness. He died at his home in England

“The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died … after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.” said Wright’s spokesman.

Richard William Wright was a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. In 1973, he wrote significant parts of the music for classic albums such as Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Wright was born in Hatch End, north-west London, he co-founded the group that eventually became Pink Floyd when he met Waters and drummer Nick Mason while studying at the Regent Street College of Architecture in the early 1960s. After several incarnations including Sigma 6, Pink Floyd started out as an R&B band but adopted an experimental approach when Syd Barrett, the singer and guitarist credited with creating their most psychedelic music, joined in 1964.

The keyboard player rejoined Pink Floyd in 1987 after a six-year hiatus, and also worked on a number of solo projects and collaborations with other musicians.

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