Monday, September 15, 2008

Pink Floyd Member Richard Wright Died Today

Rock band Pink Floyd founding member, Richard Wright, died at the age of 65, the band's spokesman said. Wright, who played the keyboard, passed away on Monday at his home in Britain after a battle with cancer, reports the Associated Press.

Wright, who wrote Pink Floyd successful songs like, "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "The Dark Side of the Moon," met band mates Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their group, Sigma 6, which eventually became Pink Floyd.

The band went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide. Wright, who left the group in the early '80s, rejoined in 1987 for the album A Momentary Lapse of Reason; the band recorded one more studio album, The Division Bell, before ceasing touring.

The original members reunited in 2005 for the Live 8 concert in London.