16 Sep 2008

Pink Floyd founding member dies

2:37 pm on 16 September 2008

Pink Floyd keyboard player and founding member Richard Wright has died after a short battle with cancer. He was 65.

Wright, guitarist Roger Waters and drummer Nick Mason founded the band that became Pink Floyd in the 1960s when they were students.

Pink Floyd went on to become one of the biggest names in rock.

Wright co-wrote five songs on 1973's Dark Side of the Moon, one of the best selling albums ever.

Wright left Pink Floyd after falling out with Waters during sessions for The Wall, but rejoined the band in 1987.