Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dies at 65

Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dies at 65
Richard Wright
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09/15/2008 AT 02:50 PM EDT

Richard Wright, a founding member of the legendary rock band Pink Floyd, has died at age 65, says a spokesman for the band.

Wright, who played the keyboard, passed away on Monday at his home in Britain after a battle with cancer, reports the Associated Press.

Wright, who wrote Pink Floyd hits "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "The Dark Side of the Moon," met bandmates Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their group, Sigma 6, which eventually became Pink Floyd.

The band went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide. Wright, who left the group in the early '80s, rejoined in 1987 for the album A Momentary Lapse of Reason; the band recorded one more studio album, The Division Bell, before ceasing touring.

The original members reunited in 2005 for the Live 8 concert in London.

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