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Richard Wright, 65, was Pink Floyd keyboard man


Pink Floyd keyboard player and founding member Richard Wright died Monday after a short battle with cancer, his spokesman said. He was 65.

Wright, bassist Roger Waters, guitarist Syd Barrett and drummer Nick Mason founded the band that became Pink Floyd in the 1960s when they were students. Barrett, who died in 2006, was replaced by David Gilmour.

Wright co-wrote five songs on the record Dark Side of the Moon which was released in 1973, spent 14 years on the Billboard 200 album chart and is one of the bestsellin­g albums ever.

Wright left Pink Floyd after falling out with Waters during sessions for The Wall. He rejoined the band in 1987.

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