Floyd’s Wright Dies

Former Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright died September 15 after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

Though not as prolific a songwriter as his bandmates Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, Wright wrote significant parts of classic albums including Meddle, The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Wright, who was one of the band’s founding members, last appeared with the band at the July 2005 Live 8 concert in London.

He founded Pink Floyd with Waters, Mason and Barrett in 1965. Gilmour joined in 1968 although Barrett, who also died of cancer July 2006, left the group shortly after.

Wright has been married to his third wife Millie (to whom he dedicated his second solo album Broken China) since 1996 and they have one child.

He married his first wife Juliette Gale in 1964 and they divorced in 1982 after two children. He married his second wife Franka in 1984 and they divorced in 1994.

A friend of the family announced the news of his death September 15.