Syd Barrett, co-founder of legendary band Pink Floyd, passed away five years ago today. He passed away on July 7, 2006 of pancreatic cancer and suffered from years of diabetes, but his legend lives on in his music. Barrett was with the band until 1968, and he's credited with naming the band and writing uch of the band's debut album, 1967's Piper at the Gates of Dawn. He also released two solo albums in 1970, after being pushed out of the band -- a move that was blamed on the bassist's...Read Full Story
Syd Barrett (January 6, 1946 – July 7, 2006) was the bassist and one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. He died at the age of 60 of pancreatic cancer. See more about Syd Barrett here.