11 July 2006

Syd Barrett dies aged 60

Founder and former member of Pink Floyd Syd Barrett died this past Friday:

Syd Barrett, the former lead singer of Pink Floyd and one of the key figures of the 60s, has died at the Cambridgeshire home to which he retreated as a recluse more than 30 years ago. The Guardian has learned that the singer, 60, who suffered from a psychedelic-drug induced breakdown while at the peak of his career, died last Friday from cancer.

His brother Alan confirmed his death, saying only: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."
You can read the rest of that article HERE and can find some nice Barrett related audio on WMFU's Beware of the Blog - HERE.

UPDATE - Fluxblog posted a bit of a tribute to Syd