Posted in music on September 15, 2008

Richard Wright

Richard Wright, a founder member of Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman said.

Wright played the keyboard with the legendary band and wrote music in classic albums such as Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here.

His spokesman said: "The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died ... after a short struggle with cancer. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

Wright's spokesman did not say from what form of cancer the star had been suffering.... [The Press Association]

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Comments (113)

From the David Gilmour website:

"I really don't know what to say other than that he was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him.," bandmate David Gilmour said in a statement on his website. "And that's a lot of people. Did he not get the loudest, longest round of applause at the end of every show in 2006?"

Posted by drewo | September 15, 2008 1:37 PM

i am truly heartbroken

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 1:41 PM

Seeing him playing keys for David Gilmour at Radio City during the On An Island tour was one of the most thrilling surprises of my concert going life. As a life long Pink Floyd dork, this news truly bums be out. His contributions to the band, though not staggering, were just perfect.

Posted by klaus_kinski | September 15, 2008 1:41 PM

im crying

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 1:44 PM

Damn.

This is a terrible loss.

RIP Mr. Wright.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 1:48 PM

very sad :((((

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 1:48 PM

he was brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 1:50 PM

RIP! Your legacy has touched millions.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 1:55 PM

Part of my childhood just died right there, too.

Posted by V | September 15, 2008 1:57 PM

i hate death!

RIP Richard. You are gone from us, but not forgotten.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 2:01 PM

God rest his soul.

Posted by Jack | September 15, 2008 2:03 PM

Onto the next life,
we love & will miss you very much.
Thanks for everything!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 2:11 PM

R.I.P. dude

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 2:15 PM

Thank you!!

RICHARD WRIGHT

Posted by julio cesar rivera | September 15, 2008 2:15 PM

A formidable part of the Pink Floyd sound, from Piper to Division Bell. You will be thoroughly missed, Rick--I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see you perform.

Posted by Lt. Slothrop | September 15, 2008 2:30 PM

Sad sad news, I'm listening Great gig in the sky and I'm crying, Shine on Rick...

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 2:38 PM

he let his fingers do the talking...now his spirit's doing the walking...i celebrate his passing to the next level.

Posted by S. | September 15, 2008 2:38 PM

Truly sad news.

Posted by Tumbleweed | September 15, 2008 2:43 PM

RIP DFW

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 2:50 PM

RIP, indeed. Shocking and sad. He had such a wonderfully light, jazzy touch.

Posted by cd | September 15, 2008 2:57 PM

RIP,

The only chance I´d ever had to catch you live was in LA playing with David, I won't ever forget how the audience claim you playing Echoes, what a great night it was.

Thanks for your music, all your tunes are part of my live. All my live was written with the Pink Floyd's sound and of course the magic of your keyboards,

Thanks for ever

Carlos
(Lima, Peru)

Posted by Carlos Culquichicon | September 15, 2008 3:05 PM

I feel deeply sadness. He was the gentle musician ever, sleep with your light and beauty!
A man from Turkey.
Ankara

Posted by suphi | September 15, 2008 3:23 PM

To day is the lost of one of the greats that shaped the world of music. And he will never be for got
Tomorrow will a pink floyd day in the sony center dunlaoghie dublin ireland..

Posted by brian wallace | September 15, 2008 4:12 PM

you could always tell he loved music, loved playing it and loved hearing it, loved it enough to endure incredible hassles (inside and outside the band). He was clearly a brave man as well as a great musician. The chords he taught himself from Miles Davis records were the foundation of Floyd, and he will always be heard and remembered.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:23 PM

jesus i'm going to miss him, R.I.P. rich, you will be missed by all.

Posted by slob | September 15, 2008 4:36 PM

RIP -- only two members of the original Floyd left, another generation of rock is passing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:41 PM

I ask all of you to play some signature classic Wright songs today... Listen to the beauty of his voice in "Remember a Day" and "Paint Box", his glorious playing in "Us and Them", his tragic words in "Time" and of course, his own personal masterpiece... The Great Gig in the Sky...

We love you Rick!

Posted by frantico | September 15, 2008 4:45 PM

listen to his loungy playing on "san tropez" off meddle it will make you smile and give you a feeling of peace and relaxation...two qualities Richard was exceptionally great at conveying.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:45 PM

"only two members of the original Floyd left"

Are you discounting Roger Waters (because he's no longer in the band) or David Gilmour (because he wasn't in Pink Floyd at the very beginning)? If the latter, you're being too strict.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:45 PM

Few musicians influenced me as much as the members of Pink Floyd in my days as a teenager discovering the wide wide world of rock music. What a sad day. I loved Richard's contributions to Floyd. "Summer '68" is still one of my favorite songs Pink Floyd ever did.

Posted by Abe Morris | September 15, 2008 4:48 PM

"only two members of the original Floyd left"

Are you discounting Roger Waters (because he's no longer in the band) or David Gilmour (because he wasn't in Pink Floyd at the very beginning)? If the latter, you're being too strict.


----Gilmour wasn't a founder or around for the first few years, and a lot of people don't like post-Syd's Floyd, but that is really all besides the point. Wright was such a huge influence on my musical sensibilities and will be missed. Very sad for his family and bandmates.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 5:41 PM

Check out the Pompei video with the footage of them at Abbey Road recording Dark Side... Wright is ironing out some of the rough edges on "Us and Them". Beautiful stuff.

Roger fiddling with the VCS3 is pretty cool, too.

Posted by i want my daddy's records | September 15, 2008 6:27 PM

Some of Rick's greatest meanderings can be found on a Pink Floyd album called More, recorded in two weeks so it could be added to the film of the same name in 1969. Another great moment comes on the expanded soundtrack to Zabriskie Point. A beautiful Bill Evans influenced piano solo. He was the heart of the band and Roger Waters beat up on his self confidence until he quit the band. Water's band is just a cover band, when Gilmour toured with Wright it was a Floyd show. His most electronic synth album was Wish You Were Here, but the eerie synth sample that starts the album isn't a keyboard at all. The band recorded layers of sound by running their fingers around crystal glassware filled with different levels of water!

Posted by Reg Ollen | September 15, 2008 7:37 PM

He wrote my favorite Floyd pieces. "Summer '68" and "The Great Gig in the Sky". I hope he and George Harrison are jamming right now.

Posted by JC | September 15, 2008 7:38 PM

I will never listen to "Summer '68" in the same way that I have in the past. The meaning has changed and the lyrics shed a new light on myself personally. I always though that the song was too good to be overlooked because it was rarely heard due to its overshadowed by the latter Floyd. Now lyricly it holds new meaning to me about his death and now I think the song is better than ever. As a Floyd fan, I will listen to it even more, and I think all Floyd fans should too!

Posted by Chris McElrea | September 15, 2008 7:49 PM

shine on you crazy diamond.RIP

Posted by mike symons | September 15, 2008 8:07 PM

as to the 'two person' comment, I was not trying to exclude anyone - there are three members of floyd left, all things considered, but of the founding lineup (barrett/mason/wright/waters) only mason & waters survive. s'all.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 8:15 PM

We have lost the greatest composer of the 20th century... truly a great loss in all of music.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 8:50 PM

No other musician could ever tap into our emotional senses the way Rick could. Im crushed by the loss. We will never forget you Rick.

Posted by mike b | September 15, 2008 9:07 PM

One of the most amazing and innovating keyboard players to live. I will miss him and everyone should keep his music alive. Rest in Peace Richard Wright.

Posted by Massed Gadgets | September 15, 2008 9:13 PM

shine on. a very touched fan.

Posted by liron | September 15, 2008 9:44 PM

"Remember a Day" is a great song - it's often playing in my head, paintbox, ehoes, shine on you crazy diamond - great composer, musician

Sept.15th - you left on a full moon, poised for your great gig in the sky

thank you

Posted by schmitty | September 15, 2008 10:06 PM

Richard Wright was the George Harrison of Pink Floyd.

Posted by Rolfe | September 15, 2008 10:09 PM

farewell to one forth of the greatest and most magical group in history godspeed

Posted by brad | September 15, 2008 10:26 PM

R.I.P.

He's now playing The Great Gig In The Sky...

Posted by Angela Sauby | September 15, 2008 10:30 PM

Heartbreaking news. Made only more poingnant to me with the realization that as we all age, this news will become more and more frequent.

I wish I still had headphones. DSOTM would be blasting through them right now, along with a joint, and dim lights.

Posted by Kris | September 15, 2008 10:46 PM

He will truly be missed. He made the Pink Floyd sound. Like everyone who left a post here, I'm sad to hear his passing. I hope to see him on the dark side of the moon.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 10:50 PM

A sad day for Floyd fans and for music in general. Richard Wright was a good one. I posted a tribute at my blog, at http://isorski.blogspot.com/2008/09/pink-floyds-richard-wright-passes-at-65.html. Check it out...

Posted by Isorski | September 15, 2008 10:53 PM

Its time for that Great Gig in the sky.
Cue the Keyboards.

Posted by T. Necessary | September 15, 2008 11:13 PM

I am very sad.
I Miss you

Posted by Phung Chi Dung | September 15, 2008 11:39 PM

One of kind star will shine forever in my sky...

Posted by joao carlos viegas da silva | September 16, 2008 12:13 AM

REMEMBER A DAY?
SADDENED TO MY BITS. HE IS NOW IN THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY.

I WILL BE PAYING MY HOMAGE TO THE MAN AND HIS MUSIC ON THE NEXT KINO LIVE TRANSMISSION, PERFORMING OF A SONG OF HIS, ON THIS SCREEN. [WEDNESDAY, 17TH SEPTEMBER, 9PM (-5GMT)


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Posted by KiNo | September 16, 2008 12:27 AM

I heard the sad news on the radio on the way home from work and i have never been so stunned by the death of any other musician, as Pink Floyd were my favourite group of all time. He never really got the praise or recognition that he deserved. Shine brightly where ever you are Rick you will be sadly missed.

Posted by Terry Mark | September 16, 2008 1:48 AM

Ciao Rick,

Abbiamo sognato sulle note di Gig in the Sky...
Grazie! Buon Riposo!

Posted by fabio | September 16, 2008 2:11 AM

And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do; I don't mind.
Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it—you've gotta go sometime.
-The Great RICK in the Sky.

Posted by MIKE FROM QUEBEC CANADA | September 16, 2008 2:14 AM

Gone to the Dark Side of the Moon...

God rest your soul Rick & thank you for the music

& God give your loved ones the strength to carry on

... One Day we'll all come together

All the best, Paul


Posted by Paul from Austria | September 16, 2008 2:37 AM

If my life was a movie, Pink Floyd would definitely be the sountrack, there is no other way to put it, thats how important this band is for me, this is a sad day, he will be truly missed, this marks the end of any possibility for a reunion, too late, too soon.

Shine on Rick!

Posted by JorgeSolana | September 16, 2008 2:56 AM

Way back in the early 70's, I heard the music of one particular Rock band that zapped me like no other band. The band was called PINK FLOYD. That name had a magic spell over the world; the music they played, mystical and cosmic.
Two decades later the legacy of Pink floyd continues in my children, who wanted so desperately, this band to play in our country, India. But Richard had to go. Farewell my friend, we cannot stop you when God asks you to come.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:31 AM

thank you rick for your music when i play great gig in the sky i will always remember you

Posted by w.spouge | September 16, 2008 5:33 AM

"Remember A Day" was one of Rick's best songs, as was "See Saw" and "Summer '68". He epitomised my favourite Floyd period and I am very sad. I have been listening to this music for over 30 years now. And I'm only 42.
Very sad indeed. Bit I'm so glad he was part of the On An Island album and tour, such another classy piece of work.
We've all got to go sometime...

Posted by PK | September 16, 2008 5:51 AM

RIP Mr.Wright!

May you soul rest in peace. N' Thanks for everything... "US and Them" seems to be the right song to listen now...

Posted by Samarth | September 16, 2008 6:46 AM

What a shock to hear about Rick's passing away. A talented member of a talented group! Thank you, Rick for the rich legacy of touching our hearts and mind with such incredible music. Floyd's music is a rare blend of distinct simplicity woven in such mind blowing outstretches. Will always remember you because your music is an inseperable part of our lives.

Posted by George Korula | September 16, 2008 8:02 AM

Such a sad loss, its the end of an era, and a part of me feels as though it has died with him.

Thank you for your amazing contribution to music; Pink Floyd are my life's soundtrack and you will never be forgotten.

Shine On.

Posted by Annette | September 16, 2008 8:57 AM

There's not a published piece by PF that doesn't bear his signature. His soundscapes are what made their transitions, their moods, their ability to shine with crescendo and anti-climax. More so than any other member of the band, his was the sound on their tracks that you wished would go on forever. Miss you Rick.

Posted by Joe D. | September 16, 2008 10:06 AM

I am saddened by this news. Pink Floyd has been such an important part of the musical soundtrack of my youth. It is a reminder that the wheels of time keep turning and that we must enjoy life on earth through music and other pleasant experiences. He was a great musician in one of the best rock bands ever! I'm so fortunate to have seen Pink Floyd live... Rick, you will be missed by your fans... Shine on. Robert (Montreal, Canada)

Posted by Robert (Montreal, Canada) | September 16, 2008 10:19 AM

This is so sad, never had the chance to see him play live and now never will. RIP

Posted by Javier | September 16, 2008 10:45 AM

I am saddened by this great loss to the world of music, art, and humanity. I have been an avid fan of Pink Floyd since I first heard them in concert in 1973. Their lyrics are poetry, and their music strikes the very core of those listening. Richard was a huge, albeit silent part of the magic. I shall miss his contributions to this art. God, bless his family and close friends; and, God, keep him writing, singing, and forever in our hearts.

A true admirer,
Sheri

Posted by Sheri | September 16, 2008 10:59 AM

I am so sad. Rick was very important for me.
His hidden input to Pink Floyd was very powerful. Also his solo album which is Broken China. Such a lovely album and good study in terms of music literature. He was very kind and gentlemen. So, what will I do know? I am so sad...

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 11:00 AM

i am so shocked to here about richard such a remarkable man his name will live on in his music i have seen pink floyd and its the best band i have ever seen truly he will be missed play yhat graet gig in the sky

Posted by carol | September 16, 2008 11:06 AM

Remember that night you were with us .Whish u were here
unbelievable .I wish they had stayed with each other
IRANIANs are terribly shocked and sad.

Posted by reza Sokouti | September 16, 2008 11:10 AM

it's the end of an era. r.i.p.rick

Posted by dibs | September 16, 2008 11:20 AM

Richard William Wright was a self taught pianist and keyboardist, best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. He wrote sigbificant parts of the music for classic albums such as Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here. Pictures of Rick Wright at http://specialreport.com/pink-floyd-keyboardist-richard-wright-dies/

Posted by Special Reports | September 16, 2008 12:23 PM

:'(

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 12:26 PM

Richard Wright I my eyes was the most respected and kind hearted man in the Pink Floyd band. It deeply saddens me that such a great musician has lost his life at such an early age. I would like to donate to UK Cancer research in his name but don't know how to arrange this. If anyone knows please let me know.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 1:23 PM

I guess I need to add my name and email address. Please let me know how I would go about donating to UK cancer research. Thank you

Posted by Dan Allen | September 16, 2008 1:29 PM

Richard Wright was the glue that held the music of pink floyd together.
he was the unsung hero.
there will not be another like him.

the world has lost a truly gifted musician and a wonderful person.
his music lives on in all of us.

goodbye to you Mr. Wright...

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 1:48 PM

Wright was a master, he will be missed...

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 1:54 PM

Shine on man. I will miss you much. Your music was mgical and had a profund effect in my life.

RIP Rick,

Viko

Posted by Viko | September 16, 2008 2:00 PM

\Hey You was a awesome Pink Floyd song.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 3:00 PM

(Tears in eyes) As we grow older, we tend to cling to the things we remember as a child. the smells, the sounds, (daisy chains & locks) (now I'm full on crying) One of those things for me was Pink Floyd...just 6 years old, headphones & vinyl 33...filling my head with the haunting notes of "Time"...trying to imagine in my little brain...what they looked like when they sang (no MTV in 1975) How could mortal man create those sounds, lyrics that chilled your very skin? Pink Floyd was a timeless venture which can never be reconstructed. On a stage, to me, Floyd became the essence of their personalities, the floating looks of approval as Dick glanced over to David, the shiny smile of Nick as he looked down on it all or the serious demeanor of David, whose music it seemed came from his heart and his fingers as opposed to vocally. Today, as many other days, I will drive home with Pulse in the CD player, but today I do it with a heavy heart, knowing that Dick's gentle smile is merely a memory of days gone by. Thank you....Thank you....Thank you Dick, Thank you Nick, and Thank you David...thank you all for marching onward after "the Wall", because in my eyes The Greatest was yet to come...Dick.....THE WORLD IS GOING TO MISS YOU>>>

Posted by David M Whitsell | September 16, 2008 3:18 PM

First of all my deepest condolences to Richard's Family and friends. God be with you; may God's love and strength comfort you. Richard was able to live out his dream as a musician and contribute his talents to and be with an extremely successful band, make good friends because of that, and of course have the fullfillment of being a husband and father, etc. Death can be extremely hard to take and with a loved one it is always too soon; we can also think of the blessings of a life the person had here on earth.
Richard sounded wonderful on the song "Time", the one I can recall best of his, and really for the most part, Pink Floyd's music - the melodies are soothing, interesting (keeps your attention), and I have heard it said because of this, they have attracted a wide age range of listeners. And to add my 2 cents/pence, I feel there are three remaining Pink Floyd members and now two gone; all five contributed to Pink Floyd's success, as I know of them from the 1970's when I was in my teenage years. So I recognized his name scrolling across CNN's screen last night of his passing, and mainly want to send some kind words to grieving family and friends.
So sorry for your loss. Take care, God be with you. God loves you.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 3:49 PM

I'm devastated and overwhelmed with grief. I never met Rick (or any of the Floyd members), and yet I feel as if my brother has just died. Pink Floyd's music is the soundtrack to my life.
The party is almost over. The beautiful ones who where there in that special time of the Summer of Love; they're growing old now, and soon, many more of them will fade away. I wonder who's next? Life passes so quickly (has it really been 40 some years since the UFO Freak Out shows?) and when the lights go out there is no encore (unless you believe in reincarnation).

And so today, as I fiddle around cleaning the house, feeding the dog, paying the bills, taking care of the drunken fool I married; my thoughts are on an emotional loop to the words of Time, "Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day . . . / and you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking, racing around to come up behind you again, the sun is the same in the the relative way, but you're older, shorter of breath and one day closer to death"; Today I think about death and dying and Time, and the dreadful place my life is in. So, thanks Rick, not for dying today, but for reminding me how fragile everything is and reminding me that now is the moment to sort myself out. Thanks for your beautiful music, your adorable smile, your ambition and your enthusiasm. But, please, if I may ask of you: leave, but don't leave me.
peace,
g:

Posted by Giovana | September 16, 2008 4:27 PM

I am CRYING Rick you will be sorely missed.

Although you left on the full moon youwil shine on.

Enjoy your Great Gig in the SKY

Posted by TC | September 16, 2008 4:53 PM

I am a lifetime PF fan, this tragic event leads me to express my personal sympathy and respect to Richards immediate family, nothing i can say would seem appropriate at this time. I understand Richard was a gentle, modest person,valuable human qualities indeed for a man who lived with fame all his life. his remarkable talent touched the hearts and minds of millions,I hope his family finds comfort and peace in the meaning and rewards he gave to others through his music during his life.

Posted by mike | September 16, 2008 5:14 PM

I had the pleasure of seeing Pink Floyd live in concert on two occassions and it was truly one of the greatest music spectacles I have ever seen. Richard was an amazing keyboardist for an amazing and very influential band. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for his amazing musical dexterity and virtuosity. He was a modern day composer. Cheers Richard, It's "Time" to "Remember a day" in "Summer 68". Until then "Us and Them" will see you on the "Dark Side Of The Moon". RIP

Posted by Dean Morrison | September 16, 2008 6:29 PM

"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I
don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."

"If you can hear this whispering you are dying."

"I never said I was frightened of dying."

Posted by Gregg | September 16, 2008 8:15 PM

"THE GREAT RICK IN HEAVEN"

Echoes of your work remain.
RIP

Posted by Victor | September 16, 2008 8:22 PM

Otro gran musico que se va, reconozco su humildad al tocar para david gilmour en un segundo plano, sin embargo fue un gran musico de lo que ahira es una leyenda en la musica clasica: Pink Floyd.
Sergio
Victoria, Mexico

Posted by sergio | September 16, 2008 8:36 PM

I'm so sad, it's beyond words.

I'm glad, though, that I was part of the standing ovation for Rick at Radio City Music Hall in New York in April 2006. I'll never forget that Wright/Gilmour concert, my best concert experience ever, right in front of Roger Waters in Seattle October 2006, which also was a great experience.

Sadly, I never got the chance to experience a Pink Floyd concert live.

I hope to see both Gilmour and Waters live again, hopefully with Mason behínd the skins.

But it won't be the same to see gilmour again without Wright. Even though Jon Carin does a fine job, it's just not the same.

RIP Richard. Shine on.

Thomas

Posted by Thomas Eisenhardt | September 16, 2008 8:56 PM

This is such sad news to hear! Pink Floyd will always live on... RIP Richard!

Posted by Mike | September 16, 2008 9:19 PM

The God of musical legands has taken another one from us. Somewhere above, there is one heck of a jam session with Richard, Jerry, jimi, Jim, Janis,John L., George, Keith, and all others who have left well before their time. RIP Richard you will be greatly missed, but may you continue to make sweet music with all the others in musical heaven.

Posted by Jim Berti | September 16, 2008 11:26 PM

Hi guys! Have you thought of something? Have you ever thought about a world without pink floyd? Yes, the reality has dawned! Our hearts ache. We live in troubled times, and because of the healing effects of floyd's music, our spirits were kept undying.

It was shocking to hear that Rick would go so soon. Nobody heard about his cancer. When they regrouped at 'live 8' the world went wild with the reassurance that they are back to give us another gig in these troubled times.

I appeal to all grieving fans that let us find some way to unite and be in touch even though there are not going to be another PF live ever like before withoug Rick.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2008 11:58 PM

Rich's contribuitions to the classic Floys sound have been always overlooked. He added texture and melody to the psicodelic mood. No other musician, dead or alive, have enriched music so much as Rich did. With his passing my life-long dream of seeing Pink Floyd playing together again goes out in smoke. We all fans owe so much to Rich for all the emotions his music crates. His bandmates were priviledged to have someone like Rich on their band. I wonder what Waters is thinking righ now. After all, he kicked him out of the band in 1979. Rich neved bowed and just kept making an playing like no one else. God bless you Rich. I had the privilege to see you performing live April 26, 1994 in El Paso. Then saw the film of Gilomre's 2006 On an Island. Your live performance of Wearing the Inside Out it's just beautiful. One last word, your live made this world a much better place.

Posted by Floydhead | September 17, 2008 12:24 AM

What a loss.One of a great musician has gone.I grew up with Pink Floyd.I listen since day one there incredible sound.What a sad day.Hope you will back in your next life and I can listen again.Good By Rick.

Posted by Marc | September 17, 2008 1:57 AM

I had the distinct and honourable privledge to shake hands with David, Nick, and Rick during their "Momentary Lapse of Reason" tour. I have always thought that Rick never got the credit that he deserved. He was nothing except a fantastic musician and composer. From the very first time that I heard a note from Pink Floyd I wanted to own everything they had ever done. I have practically accomplished that feat. My only sincere regret is that I didn't buy "Wet Dreams" the first time that I saw it. There is no way to explain how sad I am about the passing of Richard Wright. The two concerts that I saw of Pink Floyd were incredible as would be expected. When I first heard about them, no one knew who they were. I am from a small town and getting to actually meet them was the furtherest thing from my mind. I know I am only one single solitary soul but Pink Floyd has seriously influenced my life. Rick's passing is extremely difficult to take. I want to pass my deepest sympathies to his family and to the Pink Floyd family. I want to thank David and Nick for not giving up on Rick and giving him the chance to shine once again on "Momentary Lapse of Reason" and "Division Bell" We all knew these days would come, but it doesn't make it any easier. The "Summer of 68" will never sound quite the same anymore. I know that I am only one solitary individual in a labarynth of Pink Floyd fans, but I do honestly feel a personal loss. Rick was always one of my favorites as of course they all were, but he seemed so unique and so laid back. He was like the "court jester" of the band. You couldn't think of him without smiling. His musical virtuosity is unparralleled and his inovation cannot be compared. I will be very sad for many days to come knowing that he's not with us any longer. I only wish that I could have seen him play one more time, but that is now a wish that will not be fulfilled. Rick, you will be sorely missed by myself and many other Pink Floyd fans. If we didn't show it when you were here, we appologize because you deserved it. Shine on and play wonderfully in that Great Gig in the Sky.

Posted by John | September 17, 2008 2:06 AM

Richard Wright

Te haré un gran homenaje mi amado maestro Richard Wright, eso lo prometo, no sabes cuanto lamento que te hayas ido, tu muerte sorpresiva e inesperada me duele muy profundamente, no podría decir todo lo que siento ahora que te has ido por que no encuentro las palabras necesarias para expresar tanto extraño dolor que ni yo mismo me lo explico, yo no sabia que me dolerías tanto, mi primer dolor después de que partió Roger Syd Barret, pero creeme, tu me dueles mil y una veces mas, siempre tuve la esperanza de volver a verte tocar en vivo como en 1994 en el foro Sol de Mexico y ya no se me hizo, eras mi favorito en Pink Floyd, por tu discreción, tu humildad, tu talento, tu peculiar voz y hasta tu sobresaliente timidez, descansa en paz que te volveré a encontrar cuando todas esas cosas que vendrán hayan sucedido, good bye my friend.

"GOOD BYE MY GREAT GIG IN THE SKY"

Posted by Amaury Hernandez | September 17, 2008 2:51 AM

Like a lot of people I grew up listening to Pink Floyd, Richard will be gratly missed. Ifeel like i've lost a friend. A very sad day, all the best to he's family :(

Posted by John H | September 17, 2008 6:16 AM

R.I.P DUDE

Posted by aml | September 17, 2008 7:52 AM

I grew up with Pink Floyd... I thought seriously I'd never have the chance to see them play, and when I DID... I cried (bawled really).
I was blown away by their magic, their full-bodied performance that was more than anything I could have imagined... brilliant!
And the credit goes to Mr. Wright...

I am sadly shocked with Richard Wright's passing. The world has lost an incredible imagination and talent, and part of Pink Floyd's soul. His beauty stays, however.

My wishes for his family are sent in huge hugs wrapped in teardrops.

Sincerely,
Samantha

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 12:21 PM

does anyone remember Syd Barrett? When he died BV got 4 messages. I think it's a testament to see how this website has grown in 2 years right.

Anyone here saw Pink Floyd in the 60s? If I had time machine Id set the controls for London, January 1967...

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2008 12:34 PM

I am watching a David Gilmour live DVD and when he introduced his band, Rick was the one he saved until last. Rick, you were the best. You will be sorely missed, most by your wife and children, and by the legions of fans who have grown up with you. Your (and Pink Floyd's) music has been the backdrop to my life. I know how upset David Gilmour is and there are millions more who are truly, truly sad that you have gone. Why do the nice guys have to go. It makes the intra-band squabbles all seem a bit pointless. Rest in peace, my hero.

Posted by David | September 17, 2008 3:42 PM

im crying.i am truly heartbroken.Thank you!!

RICHARD WRIGHT.We love you Rick!
Paata kekutia. republic of Georgia.

Posted by Paata | September 18, 2008 1:23 AM

Today, there's an eclipse in my heart.

So long Mr. Wright

J.P.

Posted by J.P. Mortier | September 18, 2008 3:28 AM

I want to say thank you to Gilmour, Mason, and Waters. It's too late to thank Barret and Wright, God rest their souls. Together they made music that shaped many souls, including mine, and can take us to places that no other musicians can. Thank you Pink Floyd...

Posted by Keith | September 18, 2008 4:14 AM

RIP MR WRIGHT I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY YOU PUT SO MUCH INTO THE PINK FLOYD.NOW YOU CAN JAM WITH SYD IN THAT GREAT GIG IN THE SKY .YOU WILL BE MISSED

Posted by peter bowie | September 18, 2008 9:51 AM

Rick's contributions to the band's sound were brilliant and just "fit" so well. I'll never forget "Echoes," "Us and Them," or "The Great Gig in the Sky." He was also a bit of heartthrob of mine!

Posted by Angela | September 20, 2008 1:52 AM

The Pink Floyd piano has been silenced forever...very,very sad and heartbreaking.It will be hard to listen to "Dark Side of the Moon" the same way again.

Posted by Rick Ungaro | March 12, 2009 7:36 AM

Some time ago, I did need to buy a good house for my firm but I did not earn enough money and couldn't buy anything. Thank heaven my sister proposed to try to take the credit loans at trustworthy creditors. Thence, I did that and was satisfied with my commercial loan.

Posted by Buckley26LAVONNE | March 7, 2010 10:45 AM

Those 3-d movies are all the rage Mr Branson...

Posted by Atom Heart Mother | March 7, 2010 10:59 AM

I can't believe that two of the most amazing men have died and I never know it. Pink floyd came into my life at the age of 16. Learning to fly was the first song I ever heard from floyd... I'm 25 now and its still my favorite band... roger water is still a god and david gilmore there aren't even words. My heart just broke.... shine on you crazy diamond... you both are missed. Thank you for changing my life...

See you both on the dark side of the moon.
Stace

Posted by stacey | December 10, 2010 6:03 PM

He was a sould of Pink Floyd.

Posted by Tadalafil | November 26, 2013 7:41 AM

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