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    Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:52:00

    Pink Floyd Co-Founder Passes Away - Keyboardist Richard Wright

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    Richard Wright, Pink Floyd's co-founder and longtime keyboardist, has died of complications from cancer. He was 65.

    In a statement, Wright's 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."

    Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour added his own statement through http://blog.davidgilmour.com/: "I really don't know what to say other than that he was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him. And that's a lot of people. Did he not get the loudest, longest round of applause at the end of every show in 2006?"

    Gilmour and Wright last collaborated on the former's 2006 solo album, On an Island.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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