Richard Wright one of the founder members of the legendary Pink Floyd passed on at the age of 65 succumbing to cancer. The legendary keyboardist was always an integral part of Pink Floyd, often unnoticed due to his quiet nature. As Gilmour says, "He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound."
Gilmour said the blend of his and Wright's voices, together with their "musical telepathy, reached their first major flowering" on 1971 track Echoes, which took up the whole of the second side of album Meddle.
He added: "After all, without Us and Them, and The Great Gig in the Sky - both of which he wrote - what would The Dark Side Of The Moon have been?"
Wright met fellow founder members Roger Waters and Nick Mason at architecture school following which they started to create deep sounds from the eclectic which the world formally knows as the Pink Floyd Sound, unparalleled and a genre by itself ! Richard Wright will always be with the essence of Pink Floyd's music and the magic shall never fade ....