PINK FLOYD - SYD BARRETT DIES
Former PINK FLOYD frontman SYD BARRETT has died from complications relating to diabetes at the age of 60. The former singer had lived a reclusive life since suffering a LSD-induced breakdown at the height of the band's fame in the 1960s. He left the band in 1968, just three years after frontman ROGER WATERS invited him to join, and was replaced as frontman by DAVID GILMOUR. His brother ALAN today (11JUL06) confirmed Barrett died last Friday (07JUL06) at his home in Cambridgeshire, England. He says, "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days." A statement on behalf of the band says: "The band are naturally very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death. "Syd was the guiding light of the early band line-up and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire."
May Syd rest in peace, this is very sad. It would be nice if the rest of the band did a tribute to Syd sometime soon.