Richard Wright (1943-2008)

Richard Wright

It is with much sadness that we bring you the news that Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright passed away today after a short struggle with cancer. It goes without saying that he will be greatly missed. A founding member of the early Pink Floyd, his distinctive keyboard work was a cornerstone of the band’s music, yet his contribution was of course so much greater than that, as a vocalist and songwriter, responsible for many significant pieces of music throughout the band’s career. The Live 8 performance back in 2005 was the last one we will ever see or hear from the classic line up. That event marked the first time in 25 years that the classic line-up reunited on stage. A very sad day, indeed.