Richard Wright’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 28, 1943

Death Date

September 15, 2008

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer



The pianist Richard Wright died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Multi-instrumentalist for the influential psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. He played keyboards and sang backup vocals, playing a pivotal role in creating the tones of the classic albums Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

He was born in Middlesex, England, where his father was a biochemist.



“Don’t leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.” (Richard Wright)


“Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.” (Richard Wright)


“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.” (Richard Wright)


“I’d like to see the bay cleaned up before I die.” (Richard Wright)


“It’s becoming very much like 1979 again.” (Richard Wright)