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Pink Floyd's Rick Wright: R.I.P.

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Pink Floyd's Rick Wright :: 07.28.43 - 09.15.08



Rick Wright


Pink Floyd keyboardist and founding member Richard “Rick" Wright passed away today (Monday, September 15). According to a post on David Gilmour's website, “Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer." He was 65.



Wright co-founded Pink Floyd in 1965 with guitarist Syd Barrett, bassist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason. Known primarily as a keyboardist, Wright also sang and earned songwriting credits on several of Floyd's most popular albums including Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.



Wright continued to work with Pink Floyd through the 80s and 90s and is featured heavily on the final Floyd studio album, 1994's The Division Bell. He also participated in the Pink Floyd reunion that occurred for Live 8 in 2005 (read the review here).





In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Wright put out two solo albums, 1978's Wet Dream and 1996's Broken China, as well as 1984's Identity with Dave Harris.



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