Pink Floyd Keyboardist Richard Wright Has Passed Away

For many years, and in particular during my college years, I was a huge Pink Floyd fan. Indeed, I suspect the first trace of me on the internet probably involves a post on a Pink Floyd newsgroup of which I am now quite embarrassed (but my ideas was sound, damnit!). Thus it is with great sadness that I learned today via Quantum Moxie that Richard Wright, keyboardist for the Pink Floyd, has passed away due to cancer.

In honor, why don’t you check out “The Great Gig in the Sky”:

I can see the tornado now…

And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do; I don’t mind.
Why should I be frightened of dying? There’s no reason for it–you’ve gotta go sometime. – Gerry O’Driscoll

4 Replies to “Pink Floyd Keyboardist Richard Wright Has Passed Away”

  1. I find it incredibly sad that I didn’t even know he was battling cancer until I saw the reports of his passing this morning.
    Yeah, me neither. It was such a jolt when I heard. I kept hoping they’d go on tour again (I was lucky enough to see them twice). One thing I liked about Wright’s tunes were their whimsy. He was a bit like Syd Barrett in that regard. Oddly enough, I actually possess a vinyl copy of his first solo album, Wet Dream. I picked it up at a flea market almost twenty years ago.
    And Dave, do not be embarrassed about posting to the Floyd newsgroup. We all used to do it…

  2. I agree, makes me feel sort of like a jerk for not knowing he was suffering, but if ever an argument could be made that ‘he lived a full and hapy life’ …

  3. You do have his solo album don’t ya? Wet Dreams? I think it ties with Gilmour’s first as best solo Floyd. Mind you I’m not big on Waters as much so….

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