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Richard Wright of Pink Floyd dies

Richard Wright, a founder member of Britain's legendary Pink Floyd rock group, has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman has said.

world Updated: Sep 17, 2008 10:52 IST

Richard Wright, a founder member of Britain's legendary Pink Floyd rock group, has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman has said.


The group, led by Syd Barrett, was found in 1964 and became famous for its genre of psychedelic rock, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide.


Wright was one of its five co-founders. He played the keyboard and wrote music in classic albums such as the Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.


His spokesman on Monday said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died on Tuesday after a short struggle with cancer."