Syd Barrett, one of the original members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60, the band's spokesman has confirmed.
He was born Roger Keith Barrett in Cambridge in 1946 and met future bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour at school there.
The guitarist was invited to join Pink Floyd by Waters in 1965 and the group went on to sell millions of albums.
He suffered from diabetes and had not been recording music in recent years.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
SYD BARRETT, 60
The crazy diamond is dead. The BBC has this skinny:
Granny Geek gets the point.