15Sep2008 Rick I can’t really think of anything to say right now apart from how much we will miss him. He was a unique talent and one of the most important people in my life. It’s too sad to write about yet. 139 comments Bran from Croatia - September 15, 2008 9:19 PM My deepest condolances to you and your family Guy. He was THE sound of Floyd. He was Pink. Great, great man. Shine on Rick. You will forever live in your music. Electric Warrior,Kent - September 15, 2008 9:33 PM I heard the news today, oh boy.… Guy, this must be a terrible day for you all. May you find the strength to pull through this difficult time. Floyd have been my passion since i was 15..i am now 48 and i have shed some quiet tears for a man i never met but felt that i knew. Be strong please , all of you. The world is a little darker tonight, but the music will light up the world forever. Regards Steve Nate - September 15, 2008 9:34 PM My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Nina - September 15, 2008 9:38 PM Such sad news… Our thoughts are with you and your family. And thank you, Rick, for your music! Martyn - September 15, 2008 9:53 PM A very big loss to music, to his family, and to his many fans. Hopefully comfort can be found in the amount of pleasure that he brought to millions of people, and the fact that his music will continue to inspire and entertain for many, many years to come. RIP Rick, enjoy The Great Gig.… Michèle - September 15, 2008 9:55 PM “Dreamers may leave , but they’re here ever after”… (David, OAI) James - September 15, 2008 10:07 PM My heart goes out to you and your family. Rest in peace Rick. Adrian - September 15, 2008 10:20 PM Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Phil Bridges - September 15, 2008 10:20 PM Kutos to you and your wife Guy for soldering on and keeping a stiff upper lip with the radio program, that must have been so so very hard to keep going mate. Dunno about anyone else but this news was like a bolt out of the blue, I like thousands have a lump in my throat this evening. I was at a PF tribute gig on Saturday evening (the wonderful Perfect Alibi) and I mentioned to a friend that after 30 odd years I’ve never grown tired of works like Dark Side, and I don’t suppose I ever will… Jon - September 15, 2008 10:29 PM I couldn’t be sadder upon the hearing of this news. A musician with no equal. Our thoughts are with your family, Guy. AlX - September 15, 2008 10:32 PM so sad i cryied… My condolences to Guy, Gala and the rest of the family. I never thought i would feel this way… Rest in peace Rick. .we´ll never forget you. Alex (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Martin - September 15, 2008 10:33 PM Dreadful news…just dreadful. I was watching PULSE only yesterday and reflecting on how stunning the performances were and on a unique and talented bunch of musicians. Just so very sad…god bless you Rick and thanks for some amazing music and memories over the years . Shine on fella . Mike Caddick - September 15, 2008 10:46 PM wow,the Floyd community is united all over the world tonight — such a shock to us all — we all agree Rick was always the corner stone of the PF sound.Deepest sympathies to you,Gala,Millie,Ben and the rest of your family.Take care. Sail On,Rick… NANCE - September 15, 2008 10:48 PM I cry with you and for you! Just be glad you were able to enjoy so many years with him. I feel so-o blessed with my old memories and they are still held very tenderly in my heart and soul — At least Steve’s there for him now! Love to you all every day — Nance Maarten Van Pottelberghe - September 15, 2008 10:52 PM crap crap monday crap news crap feeling.… a strongfew days, weeks, months to you and your family, and to richard’s family. kudos indeed. Jeff Bova - September 15, 2008 10:57 PM Guy, It’s been a long time. My heartfelt condolences for your and Gala’s loss. Warmly, Jeff Bova Piet - September 15, 2008 10:59 PM I just posted this on David’s blog. Not much to add. What a sad day. Was really looking forward to the Gdansk box with more superb playing and singing from Richard and David together (as David just stated on the main webpage, how well their voices and music flowed together) and then this news. A big blow for his family (esp. Guy’s family), all those in and around Pink Floyd and for us fans. I don’t have any other words other than : Thank you Richard, very, very, very much, for your music, your words, your playing, your voice and the fun in playing your so obvious displayed during the 2006 tour with David !!! You will be sorely missed. Piet Danilo, Italy - September 15, 2008 11:06 PM It’s hard to say how much I’ll miss Rick and his music. It’s very easy to feel grateful for them. Thank you, Richard. condolances to you and your family, Guy. Tracy - September 15, 2008 11:08 PM I have lost someone close months ago and we are still reeling from the loss. It gradually becomes easier reflecting on what was without the pain. We have to remember what great times we had and make life the best we can so our little ones will have great memories when we leave. Bless you all. Francisco (from Chile) - September 15, 2008 11:12 PM From Santiago of Chile, to You, to Gala, to everyone who feel the way we do: A Hug, and all the best. Rick is Gone… PF is Gone. Martin - September 15, 2008 11:15 PM 🙁 It will never be the same. A look from the window with a shine on his smile. The reflection playing melodies that will live long. A heart that showed a look from afar. A sound that sung from a faraway meadow. A voice that was soft as a spoken whispered dream. You shone like the Diamond before you. You will live on like the diamond within you. Thank you, Richard. A tear will drop for you forever. Martin Caroline - September 15, 2008 11:32 PM My thoughts and sympathies go out to you, your family Guy, and Rick’s family…my heart is still as sunk as when I first heard the news earlier today. And I really am about on the verge of tears as I’m now listening to my Floyd playlist (appropriately tailored to have just songs featuring Mr. Wright)…which has just gone from “Take It Back” to the P.U.L.S.E. “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”. Like Mr. Bridges, I too will never grow tired of such amazing sounds and Rick’s overall work. I also second the kudos on staying tough during your show yesterday, Guy…I know it could not have been easy then, nor could it have been over the past few weeks. Not only an incredibly sad day for the Floyd, but also great and real music and the appreciators and makers of it. - Caroline Annette - September 16, 2008 12:02 AM Guy, Gala and family, Our first thoughts are for you, I wish you strength. I loved Richard’s work. I have had tears in my eyes today. He will be badly missed. Again, I wish you strength and peace. Annette X Patricio, Mexico - September 16, 2008 12:43 AM Guy, You knew Richard better than most of us typing here. Your memories of him are yours and yours alone. And for that you must feel blessed. We heard him in his albums. Some of us even saw him, from afar, at a concert or two. Yet, he managed to touch us and his effect on the lives of many, myself included, went far beyond the music. Here’s to a great talent and a true gentleman. Here’s to Richard Wright! Karen - September 16, 2008 12:49 AM My sincere condolences Guy for your loss of this truly unique man. john carroll - September 16, 2008 12:55 AM I met Richard in a lift in the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane Australia in 1988. His unique music and unassuming manner touched many people. My deepest sympathies to the “Wright Family”. He will be sadly missed, but very well rmembered. Franz - September 16, 2008 1:29 AM Thank you, Guy, for writing anything to us at this difficult time. I appreciate you thinking of the fans, it’s quite generous. Very sad news, indeed. All our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Richard’s family. Richard was a wonderful artist and such an important part of Pink Floyd’s sound and spirit. I hope that he knew how much he is loved and appreciated by us all. We were blessed to have enjoyed his company for so long. Best wishes. You feel untied, beatified And loved for evermore Stef - September 16, 2008 1:31 AM Dear Guy, My dear condolences to you, Gala and your whole family for this sad loss. “And with these words I can see, clear through the clouds that covered me. Just give it time, then speak my name…Now we can hear ourselves again..” I will speak your name, Richard.…Rest in Peace. Stef. Des Lynch - September 16, 2008 1:35 AM Hi Guy & Gala so very very sad to hear about your loss We ALL loved Rick, what a man, what a sound! Choked Des Lynch justin - September 16, 2008 1:41 AM Its a sad loss to all who loved floyd now its really not able to be recreated ever again the same way sorry for your loss guy knowing you were family. His contribution to pink floyd will never be forgotten. Torgeir Røyset - September 16, 2008 1:47 AM I offer my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. This day has been just.…empty. Rest in peace, maestro. Stephen - September 16, 2008 2:03 AM Thanks for the music Rick, you were one of the good guys. Jason Haas - September 16, 2008 3:15 AM Dear Guy, Gala and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick’s passing today. I’m so sorry. Just tonight I just got the recording of him, David, and company playing Arnold Layne, and my goodness, it was great to hear… We’ll never forget Rick, and he’ll always be in our hearts. Take care, Jason Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA mondo - September 16, 2008 3:22 AM I am so sorry to hear this soul crushing news. There are simply no words that fit such a tragic loss. Just thank you Rick for all your wonderful musical creations that have given me so many years of enjoyment My love goes out to all his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. 🙁 –mondo Another Francisco from Chile - September 16, 2008 3:27 AM Shine on Mr. Wright, we will remember you for ever and ever. See you on the dark side of the moon. Carlos Culquichicon - September 16, 2008 3:36 AM My deepest condolence for you and your family. There is no word to express what Rick means for all who love his music. Thank you for your contribution to the music and be part of my life. Rest in peace Ed & Marie - September 16, 2008 3:37 AM Dear Guy, Our thoughts are with you and your family. We grew up listening to you and Richard Wright on albums and tours… knowing how much we will miss him as fans, we can only imagine how much your family will miss him for so many other reasons. Our best wishes to you, Gala, your family and the entire Pink Floyd family and our most heartfelt condolences. Ed and Marie Gabrielle, Washington State - September 16, 2008 4:07 AM Dearest Guy, Such sad news today. My heart breaks for you, Gala, Stanley and all Richard’s extended family and many, many friends. I don’t know what else to say … Wishing you peace and love during this difficult time. Gabrielle Nisha - September 16, 2008 4:52 AM I am deeply saddened to hear about Rick’s passing. He was a musician and a gentleman and his talent will be missed. My condolences to you, Gala and your families during this difficult time. Nisha Bangalore, India C.S. Cole - September 16, 2008 4:56 AM I am so sorry. My thoughts continue to be with you and your family. Richard will be sorely missed and I wish to thank him for his music. Thank you for reading. Peace. C.S. Cole USA Angelo Ortiz - September 16, 2008 5:16 AM Man, what could I possibly add that would make sense. I only knew Richard through his music. You knew the man, the father, the grandfather, and shared a life with him. My emptiness is shallow compared to the depth experienced by you and yours. I send you love, kindness, and genuine warmth through the distance. May you find comfort and may the pain ease on its own terms. Angelo Ortiz Bronx, New York USA Marcus Buick - September 16, 2008 5:20 AM My deepest thoughts are with you Guy, and with Richard’s extended family. Bless all of you … Marcus Buick Steve "Hyflyr" - September 16, 2008 5:20 AM A dream came true for me on April 17, 2006. I was sitting in the first row of the balcony for the show you all played in Oakland, Ca. Hearing Rick sing Arnold Layne for the 1st time and then Wearing the Inside Out, not to mention the rest of his magic he sang and played that night will always be in my soul. I am saddened by the news and offer my condolences to your whole family. The music world, my world, the whole world is a better place because of the impact Richard Wright made. Shine On.….….. Dragonlady - September 16, 2008 7:10 AM I never know what to say in such moments either. Words seem so powerless in the face of such pain. But they are all I can offer. Sunila in Switzerland Mitchell - September 16, 2008 7:13 AM Spent the day at a funeral for a friend. I returned to hear on the tele that Rick had passed. Immediately I put the Pulse DVD in the player (best concert in the history of the universe). I have watched it countless times and it always brings tears to my eyes from the shear beauty of it, as any great work of art does. Tonight it opened the flood gates. My condolences to all who were closest to him and the millions of fans throughout the world that loved him. Love and infinite light Rick! Heather - September 16, 2008 7:33 AM Dear Guy and family Our deepest sympathy to all of you, as well as a fantastic musician Rick seemd a really lovely man. Our thoughts are with you at this dreadful time Love from Heather and Phil Tomasz - September 16, 2008 8:15 AM I was really sad to hear the news, Rick was such a gifted man, it’s hard to believe he passed away My deepest condolences for your family Guy Dominique - September 16, 2008 8:18 AM I heard the news on the radio last night. Rick was my favourite member of my favourite band. All my deepest thoughts go to you and your family, Guy. And I still Remember That Night in Paris… Regards, DD Jussi - September 16, 2008 8:46 AM My heart goes out to you and your family. james - September 16, 2008 9:20 AM not sure why I feel so sad, but I do. A light seems to have gone out. Sympathy and respect. joni - September 16, 2008 9:31 AM Guy, Remember the laughs and the good times. He will not be forgotten. jonny cascatino - September 16, 2008 9:33 AM Guy, this is a sad day for every music lover. We’ll miss Rick very much. Ciao. Paul - September 16, 2008 9:38 AM Guy; My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of the great Richard Wright. His gentleness, honesty and most of all his music will missed, but it will ” shine on ” ! The music world has lost a true innovator and more importantly a true musician ! Paul ( Melbourne, Australia ) ripper - September 16, 2008 9:56 AM Rack my brain … to find the words to tell you goodbye sad sad news. deepest sympathy to all 🙁 Matty - September 16, 2008 10:17 AM Sorrow. My thoughts are with you and Gala Matt Graham Kirk - September 16, 2008 10:25 AM Deepest sympathy to you Gala and all your family at the sad loss of Rick. His spirt will live on for ever in his children and grandchildren and his legacy to us all of some of the greatest music the world has ever heard. Peace and best wishes to you all Tiago Freitas - September 16, 2008 11:07 AM My Feelings are with you Guy and Gala . Not very much to say, just that i never thought i would be so sad about a person i never met, althought he was with me all my youth and adult life. Eric - September 16, 2008 11:08 AM Dear Guy, please welcome and give to Rick’s family our deepest regrets about Rick’s death. Like many people in here, I did not know Rick personally, but he was part of my life. I got to see him perform 3 times –with you as well– in Lyon in 1994 and then in Paris and in Vienne for David’s latest tour. He was a great musician, a true architect of the Floyd’s sound. Moreover He seemed to be a great great man. Like millions of people, I am really sad today. Ralph - September 16, 2008 11:31 AM Dear Guy, Gala and family, Words fall short to express the sadness over Richard’s passing away. Please accept my deepest condolences and may you find strength and comfort in each other to guide you through this difficult period. Ralph, Belgium Tinker Dill - September 16, 2008 11:50 AM im so sad today, Richard Wright, we miss you. Federico - September 16, 2008 12:56 PM Condolences to you all. It’s like missing an old friend. Goodbye Richard Olley - September 16, 2008 1:23 PM He seemed a gentle soul and was an amazingly talented musician, his musicianship has certainly been a big influence on me and will remain so. My thoughts are with you, Gala and Richards family. Take care, Olley Rob - September 16, 2008 1:46 PM I was lucky enough to see Rick perform live with David Gilmore at the Festival Hall and Albert Hall. It was brilliant to see him doing what he did best. He WAS Pink Floyd and always came across as such a nice bloke. This news is so sad. Please accept my sincere condolences. Rob Stefano (Italy) - September 16, 2008 1:54 PM Dear Guy, Dear Gala, Please accept my deepest condolences for this loss. This morning I opened the neewspaper and discovered this bad news… I Remember You and your friends in Milano end Florence…and I’m wery wery sad today. Stefano. Christian from Germany - September 16, 2008 1:57 PM Hello Guy, I’m so sad about Rick. He was one of the most important musicians in modern history. Thanks for beeing on earth. Rick is still alive when his music is played somewhere. all the best wishes for you, your family and ricks family. Christian Ian - September 16, 2008 2:23 PM Memories of Rick will live on with the legacy of his music — gone yes — forgotten never. giordano - September 16, 2008 2:32 PM the teacher is gone, tears on my face .….. he is in my heart. Dear Mr.Pratt you’re a great man worthy to know and play with another great man: VI VOGLIO BENE. Condolences to all Wright’s Family. best regards, Giordano from Italy Geoff Duffy - September 16, 2008 2:49 PM I’m so sad and sorry for you and your family Guy in this a truly heartbreaking time . words like gentle , modest , and quiet have been linked to Richard , I personally prefer LEGEND Rgds Geoff Duffy ( Dublin ) Konstantin - September 16, 2008 2:59 PM Guy, We’ll all miss Rick. He was a great musician and a member of a great band. The time for Sorrow has indeed arrived (((((((( He’ll always be remembered… Konstantin from Russia Ronan Casey - September 16, 2008 4:33 PM To Guy, Gala, family, friends, bandmates and roadcrew, I am so sorry for your loss. Words simply cannot explain the sense of loss everyone is feeling a full day since Rick’s untimely passing. It’s through forums such as this, and the example of your own strength, that we can have the good grace to say Shine On. Are dheis Dé fo raibh a h-anam dílis, grá agus síochain, Ronan Liam - September 16, 2008 4:58 PM [riffly_audio]0F307AB4840611DD8211E0F6AEDC5B0E[/riffly_audio] Hi Guy My Name Is Liam I Saw U And Richard And David And The Boys At Glasgow On The On An Island Tour In 2006 For My 16th And I Could See How Much Everyone Praised Richard He Was Special To Me As I First Heard Of Floyd Becuase Of Us And Them. I Hope You And Gala Will Cope Through This Very Difficult Time My Uncle Past Away A Few Weeks Ago Aswell And I Found It Very Hard Take Care And My Condolenses For You And Your Family Are Always Here For You. kurtis - September 16, 2008 6:42 PM Guy: Deepest condolences to you, Gala and your entire family. We only new Richard as a musician, but he was your FAMILY. This is a tragedy (to say the least) but in his music, and through the memories of his family, he will live on. I wish strength and grace for you and your family. May you find peace in remebering a great and gentle man. Kurtis Tony - September 16, 2008 7:15 PM Guy My thoughts are with you and you family at this sad time Tony Melissa(*_*) - September 16, 2008 8:12 PM I’m very sorry about this, and I hope these bad days will pass quickly for you and your family. Dan - September 16, 2008 8:44 PM Dear Guy and family, So, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Richard has brought tremendous pleasure to me over the years. I never knew him personally, but I will still miss him. Deepest condolences, Dan PF_Junkie - September 16, 2008 8:54 PM My deepest condolences to all who were close to him. I wish you all the strength you need to overcome this great loss. PF_J Bas - September 16, 2008 9:19 PM I hope you, your wife and all other family of Rick will find comfort in his the legendary music and moments he has left behind! His gig in the sky will be the best and I am sure he will always be around! My deepest condolences… Shine on Rick!!! alternate gilmour - September 16, 2008 9:19 PM I am so sad for us all. Rick touched my life and mind in a beautiful way. I owe him so much. Rip. Justin Bousquet - September 16, 2008 9:50 PM Guy, I’m so sorry that you and your wife had to endure this. Rick was to young and had many more years of recording and preforming left. It’s just sad you two never released a joint album. Justin Bousquet - September 16, 2008 9:50 PM Guy, I’m so sorry that you and your wife had to endure this. Rick was to young and had many more years of recording and preforming left. It’s just sad you two never released a joint album. Justin Bousquet - September 16, 2008 9:53 PM Guy, I’m so sorry that you and your wife had to endure this. Rick was to young and had many more years of recording and preforming left. It’s just sad you two never released a joint album. I being a huge Pink Floyd fan was as well deeply saddened by this. I ended uo crying myself to sleep over this huge and out of no where lost. I really hope Rick and Syd are jamming up in heaven right now! –Justin Bousquet Rob - September 16, 2008 10:28 PM Dear Guy, What a loss! For you, your family and for all musiclovers. Rick was a inspiring, honourable and very talented man. He gave so much to the world. We love him and will never forget him. I play in a dutch Pink Floyd Tribute band myself. It is obvious how important Rick was for the soul and sound of Pink Floyd, the best band the world has ever seen! Keep the good memories; they are all treasures. I’m sure you find the strength to overcome this terrible period. Ricks echoes will help you! Pedro - September 16, 2008 10:34 PM Guy, My condolences to you and all your family. Pedro from Portugal Christine T - September 16, 2008 10:48 PM Dear Guy, I’m terribly sorry for your loss. My thougts and prayers and with you and your family during this diffcult time. Take Care. Christine Warren Loveridge - September 16, 2008 11:26 PM Guy and family, My deepest condolences. Warren Becky in Atlanta - September 16, 2008 11:38 PM Dear Guy, To a fan like me, Richard was a fascinating paradox: quiet, super private yet larger-than-life. An unlikely rock star concerned with the music and not the celebrity. I always liked that about him. And the music he made was brilliant. I don’t really know what else to say except that you, Gala and your family have my heartfelt sympathies. Becky Matt Waite - September 17, 2008 12:45 AM From my family to yours, Guy , all of our condolences on your loss. Claudia Rato - September 17, 2008 1:17 AM So sad… My thoughts and feelings are with you and your family, Guy. He’s now untied, beatified, and loved forevermore… Diego from Chile - September 17, 2008 2:15 AM it feels like if someone very close to me is gone, what a talent and quite person, i admire so much his work on pink floyd as solo work. his music has joined the last sad hours. i hope god send the stenght neccesary to you and your familiy, best regards Diego Andrew_S in Toronto - September 17, 2008 2:22 AM My deepest sympathies, Guy. Take care of yourself and your family. They really need you now. I’m sure that we were all hoping that Richard would be working on a new album or working with you and David again and were just stunned by the news. Rick touched us all. He was the most underrated musician in rock, even though his work was so exquisite. All I can say is that Heaven’s all-star band has just become better. RIP Carey in Omaha - September 17, 2008 4:29 AM I was shocked and saddened to hear the news yesterday, sir. I wish you the best of luck in dealing with the loss, and hope to one day see Mr. Wright at the Great Gig In the Sky wish you were here, Rick. Shine on Adolfo Antonio Ríos Alcorta - September 17, 2008 5:35 AM Guy: My condonlences for your family in this sad moment. Rick is in heaven, in the deep space sailing with Syd searching the new sound of universe. Comfort your heart an your soul. Haris Varajic - September 17, 2008 9:10 AM Please accept deepest condolences… Huge loss for music in overall. RIP KenF - September 17, 2008 9:43 AM Dearest Guy, My sincerest condolences go out to you, Gala, your family and friends. How can mere words express the grief and untimely loss of your father-in-law. Richard was the architect of such wonderful, enchanting music. It has been an honour to have witnessed his musical flair on many occasions during his lifetime. I’m so grateful to have been aware of the talent he imparted to this world. I will savour his legacy for the rest of my days. Cherish the memories. Julian Clark, Aylesbury, UK - September 17, 2008 9:53 AM Guy I resisted posting anything as I did not feel I could adequately portray my heartfelt feelings and sorrow. I pass on my deepest condolences to you, Gala, your family and all of Rick’s family and friends. I always felt that Rick’s contribution to Pink Floyd (since I first heard them in 1967) was the defining difference in their music. I will miss him and I know millions of other fans out there will miss him too. Best regards Ju Gertjan - September 17, 2008 11:51 AM Dear Mr. Pratt, Dear Guy, I pass my deepest condolences to you and your family. This must be a terrible time for you and your loved ones. The passing of Richard Wright leaves us all very sad and shocked. An era seems to have ended much too early. I hope that you will keep performing with David Gilmour to keep the memory of Richard Wright alive. Warm regards, Gertjan marco - September 17, 2008 12:01 PM GOODBYE RICK. “ECHOES” OF YOUR MUSIC FOREVER IN MY HEART. Musaab Al-Saleem - September 17, 2008 12:41 PM Condolences for you and for your wife and all Ricks family and friends. His music will forever live in the soles of every pink floyd listener. I feel as if i have lost a family member, i guess i’ve been listening to his music all my life so its part of who i’m i. He seemed like suck a soleful person and loosing him would be so hard for you and for your family. Condolences James Geary - September 17, 2008 6:12 PM Guy, I can’t even imagine what you are going through when I am so upset about Richards passing having not even known him but through his music. My prayers are with you and your family at this trying time. Rick will always live on in the genius of his music and will be missed greatly. James Geary sylvie laurin - September 17, 2008 10:33 PM I just want to send to you some thoughts for Rick…I am an irregular on David’s website and it’s a really sad news that we’ve heard. So please accept our condoleances to you, your wife and the rest of Rick’s family. Sincerely from Canada, Sylvie de montréal. Manuel Alfaro, ASCOT - September 17, 2008 11:28 PM Guy, My deepest condolences to you, your wife and all Richard’s family. Words will never express the loss of such musician. World has lost one of the most precious diamonds. I hope he is already jamming along with Syd, wherever they are. Shine on Richard! Warm regards, Manuel Cecilia (Argentina) - September 18, 2008 6:42 AM My condolances to you and your family. I´ve heard his music for more than 20 years now. He gave beautiful sounds to world that will never be forgotten. I´m very sad and my thoughts are with all of you. Robyn - September 18, 2008 6:43 AM My thoughts are you with you and Gala and your family during this very sad and difficult time. Jason Emery - September 18, 2008 8:27 AM I am really struggling to cope with the sad news at the loss of Rick, i like so many others grew up with the Floyd and we felt part of the family. My thoughts are with you Guy and the family. Peter Harold, Sweden - September 18, 2008 11:11 AM Hi there… It is very strange; I haven’t met Mr Richard Wright in person (except for attending the Pink Floyd concert in Guthenburg, Sweden 1994), but the loss of Mr Wright feels like the loss of a personal friend to me. The news about his death happens at the same time that we was expecting information about Mr Wrights next solo-album. Instead of good news we got sad news. On behalf of the Swedish fans of Pink Floyd and Mr Richards Wright I can tell you that we will miss this genuine, soft-spoken Englishman that brought us his fantastic music. Thank you, Richard, for everything! Guy Pratt - September 18, 2008 10:27 PM This post is strictly for Rick thank you. Murat - September 19, 2008 12:01 AM I never knew that I loved him so much. I feel as if I lost someone in my family. He created magical sounds and composed beautiful songs. He was a wonderful musician. Rest in peace Mr. Richard Wright Phoenix - September 19, 2008 12:09 AM My deepest apologies, Guy. I would have preferred to reply directly to Mike, of course. Rodrigo Fernandez (Mexico) - September 19, 2008 3:21 AM Good bye and deeply sorry. This is really sad…Rick, you will be always present in our minds and hearts. All the best for the Pink Floyd family Gracias Maestro! Rodrigo Emilio - September 19, 2008 8:55 AM My thoughts and love to all your family, it’s shockin’ news… emilio phil - September 19, 2008 9:05 AM Five Days later, and I still feel terribly affected. Nothing like this since Lennon (08÷12÷80). I suppose all the Floyd/Gilmour stuff is so personable, so real, that you feel part of the family. You watch the DVD’s and feel part of it. Since Monday, I have watched RTN Disc 2 repeatedly. The Birthday celebration is now even more poignant. There is genuine love for “that awkward bugger” — Reeeechard! My sincere condolences Guy, and Gala. Simon - September 19, 2008 11:27 AM Dear Guy, I just wanted to express my condolences to you, Gala and family. He was an amazingly beautiful musician, and a warm, genuine person. Simon harry de vries - September 19, 2008 2:55 PM My deepest condolences to you. Richard was a unique somewhat underestimated talent but he made the sound of Floyd so Floyd. I saw Pink Floyd and Richard live on stage five times. Lucky man I am. I looked at the DVD from the ‘On an Island Tour’ and saw what a fun it was playing together and playing with Richard. Not only pleasure on stage but also back stage and off stage. One big family. Now it’s over. Happily what always will remain is Richard’s beautiful music. Take care Guy and all the best Harry de Vries (The Netherlands). Steven aka Kingofcheese - September 19, 2008 3:54 PM I thought of quoting lyrics from The Floyd, Something wonderful and evocative, Yet in truth, It just somehow feel’s wrong. I wish I’d had the pleasure of meeting Rick. On those occasions’s i got to see him ‘live’ with the Floyd and especially with David Gilmour, i knew he was a true master of music. My one abiding memory of seeing him ‘live’ was at the Royal Festival Hall with David, and what got me was the volume of the wave of genuine appreciation that ran though the crowd as Rick was introduced as a special guest. At a later gig (with David) he played two songs from his ‘broken china’ album, which for me was a strong emotional moment, as is the whole of that album. So to finish i wish you all my deepest sympathy at the lose of such a wonderful and much loved man Steven Richardson PS. Thank you Guy for this Blog page, i hope in time you and the family get a chance to read this and know just how special Rick was to us the crowd. Take care Michael Stickings - September 19, 2008 6:33 PM I thought you all might be interested in the two tributes — more personal reflections than formal obits — that I posted at my blog this week (it’s a liberal political blog, but I took time away from the U.S. presidential campaign to write about what Rick and Floyd mean to me): Richard Wright (1943−2008) Richard Wright, in memoriam Michael Stickings - September 19, 2008 6:36 PM Our thoughts are with you and your family, Guy. There isn’t much that can be said. Rick touched so many of us through his music. Kevin from Michigan - September 19, 2008 6:51 PM The world lost a great musician, and an even better man this week. You and your family lost something far greater than any of us who mourn his passing have. I hope you all find some comfort in knowing how much Richard was loved and admired, by countless people. The thoughts and prayers of those same people are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Irene - September 19, 2008 8:14 PM Still feeling sad and shocked, I don´t know really what to say. Words seem in such a situation empty. I can only say that, despite I had never the chance to see Richard Wright live, his music meant very much to me. Shine on Richard Wright…and thank you for the wonderfull music. My sincere condolences to you Guy and to Gala. Irene (from Germany) Roy - September 20, 2008 3:22 AM My deepest condolences for this irreplaceable and shocking loss to you and the entire Wright family and friends. Also, to all the Pink Floyd band members, musicians, management and countless fans. May God Grant him eternal rest and may his memories and the music live on forever… giordano - September 20, 2008 9:14 AM Good morning Mr. Pratt. How do you feel? The memory and music of Mr.Wright always in my mind and my heart. vi voglio bene best regards, giordano from italy DAVID KENYON - September 20, 2008 8:13 PM There have been a lot of compliments and expressions of admiration for Rick made since his passing away. Judging by DG’s observation of Ricks surprise at the ovations he got on the recent tour, Rick was unaware just how much he was respected, admired and loved and by so many people. Its too late to tell him now, but perhaps theres a lesson to be learned here. Maybe we should all tell someone we love, admire and/or respect exactly how we feel and not leave it until its too late. Wouldnt it be a nice tribute to Rick to make someones day by telling them how much theyre loved whilst they’re still here to appreciate it ? Deepest sympathy to Ricks family and friends. dAn - September 21, 2008 4:22 AM My first time visiting this blog and commenting. So first of all, as a HUGE Pink floyd fan and as a Bassist myself, Guy, you are one of my influences when it comes to bass! You’re AWSOME! And last. My prayers go out to you , your family, and Richard’s family. He was, with no suprise, a WONDERFUL, COLOURFUL person. The sad news hit me like a ton of bricks and saddend me to this day. It’s unbelievable 🙁 Stay strong! With love: DAN Linda - September 21, 2008 3:31 PM Dear Guy and Gala . it is so hard to know what to say in this time of loss . i was so shocked to read an e-mail sent by one of my friends from the david gilmour chat room with the link to the bbc obituary . my heart goes out to you and your wife and the rest of ricks family . i will be thinking of you all . Bill Feehan - September 22, 2008 7:41 PM To you, Rick’s loved ones and the whole Pink Floyd family: My deepest sympathies to you all for your loss. I was only just recently looking at the David Gilmour DVD that just came out — watching the 45-minute extra showing you all “behind the scenes” on the OAI tour — and found Rick to be an insightful, sensitive and magnificently talented man. I watched it again and when the scene came to where you were all in Austria celebrating his birthday and playing with the wine glasses, it’s pretty safe to say the poignancy of that moment wasn’t lost on me. Whether as band or as individual solo efforts, your music has — and will always have — an infinite reach. If any comfort can be taken in this moment, it’s that his legacy will NEVER diminish. Shine on to you all and peace. Elena - September 22, 2008 10:04 PM Dear Guy how can I say all my sadness for Rick’s death, I haven’t the word to tell him goodbye. In the first time my condolances to you and your family. It is very strange: I knew that Pink Floyd were a wonderful part of my life, but the lost of Rick feel me so empty, like the lost of a close friend. I have known Pink Floyd when I was 8 years old, I have grown up with them, with their music, emotions, feelings and teaching and now that I have 27 I feel so sad that I never been before. Pink Floyd are part of my life and every time I will play their song (expecially “The great gig in the sky, Shine and Us and them) my dedication will be for the best teacher of keybords and music of the world, the graet Rick! I’ve seen him in 1994 when Pink Floyd playd in Turin and in 2006 in all dates of David concerts: magic moments that will be forever in my heart. Thank’s Guy to have opened this blog, I hope you’ll read my thoughts, I’m near you and your family. Rick shine on and play among the stars the wonderful “The great gig in the sky”. Ti vogliamo bene Rick!!! Elena & Nick da Turin (Italy) Jilly - September 23, 2008 9:53 AM You love, admiration and pride in being part of Rick’s life had always shone out whenever you mention his name. My thoughts are with you all. Jilly x Mike - September 24, 2008 5:00 PM Guy A short note to offer you and your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. It can be of very little consolation to you all at this stage; but you should all take comfort in the fact that Rick enriched the lives of millions of people, and there very few who of us who can honestly say that. As Auden said: “He was silly like us, his gift survived us all” Nelson Vargas Casanova - September 24, 2008 7:14 PM Estimado Guy. No creo que existan palabras para expresar el pesar que nos produce el deceso de Richard Wright, y mas aun el dolor y la desolcion que sobrecoge vuestros corazones (vuestra Familia), su musica es reconfortante, alimenta nuestros espiritus y eleva el alma a dimensiones asombrosas, atraves de su musica solaente pude conocerlo, pero se que fue un alma buena un factor aglutinante y conciliador, en consecuencia su legado traspasa la musica. En culturas orientales, la muerte solo es un cambio de estado, y hasta celebran con alegria una muerte.…pero como poder entender su partida, sin sentir un pofundo dolor por su ausencia, solo tocando e interpretando su musica encuentro consuelo a su partida y siento su presencia permanente en la fuerza de su interpretacion. Talves nunca leas este requiem, pero quiero que sepas, que en Valdivia, Chile.…su musica suena con mas fuerza que nunca y es cultivada en nuestros hijos, quienes sin duda alguna perpetuaran en la generaciones posteriores, el legado de su musica, mis condolencias Guy tu dolor, es mi dolor. michele - September 26, 2008 6:01 PM rick goodbye, your music will sound ‘forever in our hearts!!! Walter - September 28, 2008 5:42 AM Dear Gala and Guy, My deepest condolences to you, your family and friends. The very sad news of Richard’s passing has had a much to strong impact here, too. He influenced so many musicians (myself included) and warmed up so many hearts with the spirit of his music and delicate playing. Por favor, reciban un muy muy calido y sincero abrazo de un extraño desde aquí. Walter from Mexico City Angela - October 1, 2008 3:48 AM I’m terrible with things like this (nothing I say is adequate), but I’m very, very sorry for your loss. I remember the first time I heard, “Us and Them.” I was four years old and it absolutely mesmerized me. I can still, to this day, hear that song and feel that exact same feeling. It’s very comforting. See, I told you I was bad at this. My condolences to you, Gala, and all those that loved Richard. Angela - October 1, 2008 4:29 AM Forgot to mention that I’m new here, so I hope I’m not overstepping my bounds by chiming in. Ang From Oklahoma City Claire Hitchman - October 17, 2008 12:30 AM Such sad sad news. Have just finished watching Live at the Royal Alberta Hall AGAIN Rick will be missed forever. My heartfelt condolences to your family Guy. X Claire Canmore Alberta Canada. Humberto quintas - October 24, 2008 11:57 PM You are a PINK FLOYD FOREVER!Thank you for everthing! Steve In NY - November 2, 2008 7:05 PM Guy, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. ÓßÓ ãÍÇÑã - March 3, 2009 6:28 AM sry i just know how to write my name in arabic :)) anyway however my english not that good but i think i get the point. thanks robert follen - July 31, 2010 4:57 PM Hello guy, I hope you enjoy your time at the Fringe this year! I have read your book and enjoyed it very much, I couldnt put it down! I thought I’d say that when Rick passed away I put a bunch of flowers down at Abbey Road and did the same last year and will do so the same this year! He is still an influence on me and and I can’t really believe there hasn’t been any proper Syd-Barrett-Tribute-@-the-Barbican-style memorial for Rick! So it’s my way of saying I miss you Rick! I went to Leicester Square Odeon on wednesday to watch Inception and realised the last time I was in there was at the Remember That Night DVD première, I saw Rick and he was very incouraging as I mentioned the band I play in had a gig the next night. I’ve also worked at Moorfields Eye Hospital for a few years now and I pulled Rick’s files when he came in for treatment. I wish you well and good luck with your Wake-Up tour! Best wishes to your family and to Gala. robert 🙂 GeorgeAnna - October 11, 2010 10:57 PM Dear Rick, I will miss you so much. please E-mail me and let,me know where you are. I would appreciate it. My God bless you and your famiuly. Katka - January 22, 2012 11:41 AM I never thought I’ll be crying for (The) someone in my 11 years old.… Feeling with you Sir. Respect from Prague.