From the Pink Floyd Website:
The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness, that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer.
The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.
Born 28 July 1943 (65)
I had the pleasure of seeing Pink Floyd live at Texas Stadium in Arlington, TX back in college. Man, what an incredible show! Just today, a good part of my 4-mile treadmill run was to the accompaniment of Pink Floyd’s live album “P.U.L.S.E.” from that same tour. Richard Wright, you stand among the many great musicians who have left an incredible legacy for the world to enjoy. Shine on!