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R.I.P Richard Wright

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by lowendmafia, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    It seems that Richard Wright of Pink Floyd fame has passed on. May he rest in peace...:(
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    What? No!

    Damn... Pink Floyd is one of the primary reasons I play music. Richard was a HUGE influence on the Floyd - just listen to some of his solo records and you'll understand.

    Richard Wright... off to the great gig in the sky...
  3. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA

    Oh no. Say ain't so. Man. That's a big loss right there. :bawl:
  4. mimaz


    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Richard Wright of Pink Floyd has died aged 65

    Pink Floyd member Wright dies at 65

    38 minutes ago
    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 self-taught keyboardist and pianist met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason while at architecture school.
    He was a founder member of The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965, and the group's previous incarnations, such as Sigma 6.
  5. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Oh my God. May he rest in peace. Deepest condelences to his family, friends and band mates.
  6. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    oh man... that's terrible...
  7. lamonica78


    Feb 9, 2008
    I just saw this on cnn.com! What a shame! I had no idea he was battling cancer. Time to listen to PF for the rest of the day.

    RIP Richard Wright
  8. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    Sad news indeed. May he R.I.P.
  9. rush_fan


    Aug 20, 2008
    A sad day indeed. :crying:

    Just remember all of the great music he was part of.

  10. jwbassman

    jwbassman Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    WOW!! Bummer man. RIP. :(
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  12. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    That's so sad. I kept hoping for a reunion tour. :(
  13. Kitsapbass

    Kitsapbass What key is this?

    May 26, 2005
    Bremerton, WA
  14. :(
  15. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I'm really bummed by this.

    There will be a lot of Floyd playing at my house tonight.
  16. WHAT?
    no way.
  17. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    May he forever play "The Great Gig in the Sky".

    RIP :(
  18. Oh man i'm so bummed out this, thanks for some of the best music out there :(
  19. Sad day.:( RIP
  20. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX

    Cancer has to be cured...science needs to stop screwing around and cure this horrible disease.

    I watched a special on Cancer last week...In the USA alone one person dies of Cancer every minute...

    Sorry, but my wife just went through pure hell because of this disease (breast surgery and chemotherapy)...I'm irritated at the system in general...please excuse the rant...

    RIP Richard Wright...

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