It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting
for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:2(NIV)

Pink Floyd


Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett died July 7, 2006 from pancreatic cancer. Barrett had left the band early on but continued to be closely identified with Pink Floyd. The 1975 song "Shine On, You Crazy Diamond" was written in honor of him. At the time Pink Floyd recorded it, Barrett had withdrawn from music, changed his name, and shaved his head and eyebrows, changing his appearance to the point that when he stopped by the studio during the sessions, his bandmates at first did not recognize him.

Coverage of the life and death of Syd Barrett from the BBC

Keyboardist Richard Wright, a founding member of the Floyd, died September 15, 2008 of cancer.

Television report of Richard Wright's death.

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