Wright, who played keyboard and wrote music for classic albums The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here, died aged 65 after a short battle with cancer. Pink Floyd fans have him to thank for the band’s greatest masterpieces, and while he was the most reserved and shy member of the band, never competing with his bandmates for attention, it’s his contributions to the band that David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and even Roger Waters credit their success.
“His soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound. Like Rick, I don’t find it easy to express my feelings in words, but I loved him and will miss him enormously. I have never played with anyone quite like him.” – David Gilmour on Rick Wright
We miss you, Rick.