Pink Floyd legend dies

PINK Floyd legend Richard Wright has died after a battle with cancer, it emerged today.

PINK Floyd legend Richard Wright has died after a battle with cancer, it emerged today.

Mr Wright, who was 65, played the keyboard for the band and wrote music for classic albums like the Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.

A spokesman said: “The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.

“The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

The self-taught keyboardist and pianist was a founder member of The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965.

In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Syd Barrett, was seen as the group's dominant musical force.

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