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    Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:44
Just heard on the News, Richard Wright of Pink Floyd has died of cancer, don't know any more details

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:46
I checked Wikipedia, the info is true, but just look how horrendous the update was made:

Death

He's dead

AngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngryAngry

(fixed now)

What a terrible news, I didn't even knew he had cancer. Cry



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:48
Shocked. Just seen it on BBC News website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm


Edited by Jorvik - September 15 2008 at 11:49
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:50
He was aged 65 and has died after a long battle with Cancer.
 
His contribution to Pink Floyd cannot be underestimated. This is a sad sad day
 
My condolences to his family
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:50
I didn't know he was ill either. ShockedUnhappy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:53
terrible news:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7617363.stm


Floyd founder Wright dies at 65


Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman has said.
The group released their first record in 1967 with Wright appearing alongside lead guitarist Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason.
More to follow.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:55
Very sad news indeed.

Condolances to the Wright family. RIP
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:55
I'm utterly shocked. I had no idea he was ill, this is very, very bad news.I really don't know what to say or think
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:57
R.I.P Rick
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:59
Wow... this is unexpected. Terribly sad news.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 11:59
Devastating news. Apart from his major contribution to the music we love so much, he was just a really nice guy too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:01
Wow, very unexpected. I didn't know he was sick either. Shocked

Tragic news nonetheless.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:02
RIP Rick, my condolences to his family.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:02
CryCry
This is one of the saddest days in music history.
 
R.I.P Rick. Thanks for giving so much to this place for so long. Your music will live on forever.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:04
Originally posted by njb0168

He was aged 65 and has died after a long battle with Cancer.
 


The BBC is saying a short battle, which arguably is preferable.

I think that had it been a long battle news of it would have slipped out by now and it seems to be news to everyone here.
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"Good-bye to you..." Cry
 
RIP Rick. My first conscious impression of prog-rock was the keyboards in "Summer '68", by Richard Wright.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:11
Very sad news.
 
If there is an afterlife, may he and Syd Barrett get together and play some Pipers together.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:15
What tragic news - a great musician who maybe was never given the credit he really deserved.

Sadly that means the Live 8 performance really was the end of Floyd.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:16
Just Can't believe it.......Cry.........................gonna play ''the great gig in the sky'' and ''summer 68''
 
Man. that's someone i grew up with...was kind od family
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 15 2008 at 12:16
So long, dear friend. You were there since the beginning and other members of PF may have gained more notoriety but you where always a steady hand at the tiller of prog.  
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