Clavirist Richard Wright, one of the founding members of the band Pink Floyd, died on Monday at the age of 65 following a cancer, his spokesman said.
Richard Wright, n London, July 28, 1943, has also composed music and singing on several albums of the band like Dark side of the moon (1973) – The great gig in the sky and Us and them are his most famous compositions – and Wish you were here.
"The family of Richard Wright, founding member of Pink Floyd, announces with great sadness, that Richard is deceased today after a short fight against cancer," said his spokesman, without wishing to specify the type of cancer Wright was suffering.
Clavirist and self-taught pianist, 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, subsequently renamed 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 had continued to play 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 dcd group in 2006.