Rick Wright of Pink Floyd passes away at 65 (1943 – 2008)

Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died of cancer today at 65, according to Reuters:

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

My condolences to Richard’s family and friends. For what it’s worth, “Wish You Were Here” is one of my top favorite albums of all time.

Thanks to the surprising amount of Floyd fans who wrote in. Nice to know a decent chunk of you out there listen to good music. Rest in Peace, Rick.