The man behind some of the most haunting sounds in rock and roll history has passed away today. Pink Floyd pianist and founding member Richard Wright died following a brief and sudden battle with cancer. He was 65 years young - a long life for a rock star, but a short stint for a legend.
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The news of this premature death has mobilized thousands of fans and has already resulted in a myriad of YouTube tributes in his honor. Not that YouTube is a measure of one's importance, but it's impressive nonetheless. Who am I kidding, YouTube is totally a fame barometer - the number and complexity of the photo montages people are creating for this man kind of blows my mind.
But I digress - sorry, grief makes me nervous. All this to say: Mr. Wright, it's now your turn to Shine On... RIP.