Richard Wright, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, and keyboard of the group died on Monday at the age of 65 as a result of cancer. He had also composed music and sung on several albums of the group as Dark Side of the Moon and Wish you were here. In the late 1970s, he was briefly ousted from the band because of tense relations with Roger Waters, and hired as a mere "employee" to perform the concerts. Since the separation of Pink Floyd, he remained faithful to the guitarist David Gilmour he accompanied on tour.
Richard Wright, born in London on July 28, 1943, he had met Roger Waters and Nick Mason on the benches of the School of Architecture and joined their group at the time, Sigma 6, renamed later Pink Floyd in 1965.
He had made his first solo album, "Wet Dream", in 1978. He had left Pink Floyd just after recording the album "The Wall", released in 1979, because of his stormy relationship with Roger Waters but continued to perform on stage with the group in 1980 and 1981.
He had also found Pink Floyd for a Live 8 concert in 2005 and for a concert last year in tribute to Syd Barrett, a member of the band who died in 2006.