Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I heard yesterday in news out of London that Richard Wright, keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd had died. He was 65 and had been quietly fighting a battle with cancer.
Rick Wright was self-taught as a child and wrote some of the bands key songs. Despite being a member of one of the most successful bands in the world he shunned the spotlight even on stage.
Richard was a quiet man and kept a low profile within the music business and had recently been working on an upcoming solo project scheduled for release late this year.
He was married and the father of two adult children and younger son, Ben.
David Gilmour his band mate, said, “( Rick was ) a gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized Pink Floyd sound. No-one can replace Richard Wright - he was my musical partner and my friend.”