Death of Syd Barrett
Singer, guitarist and composer, amateur of experiments, his genie will give birth to incredible psychedelic music notably for the first album of Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967).
In 1968, he was forced to leave the group because of his psychological instability due to his excessive drug use and would continue a short solo career. He then locked himself in his illness, isolating himself in the home of his now deceased mother, and devoting herself to gardening. David Gilmour, his friend, will take over from Pink Floyd and will compose in 1975, the tribute album Wish you were here.
He had lived for years under the protection of the media in his home in Cambridgeshire, Great Britain.
"The group is naturally upset and sad to hear the news of Syd's death. Explain Pink Floyd in a statement. "Syd was the flagship of the group's original line-up and left a legacy that continues to inspire " specifies the group.
Private family funeral will be held over the next few days.