Barrett dead at 60
Pink Floyd co-founder succumbs to complications of diabetes
Floyd co-founder Syd
Barrett has died at his Cambridgeshire home. He was
last Friday from complications of diabetes.
very peacefully a couple of days ago," said the band's spokeswoman.
"There will be a private family funeral."
Pink Floyd in 1965, but left the band three years later after only
one album (1967's "The Piper
at the Gates of Dawn") due to his deteriorating mental
condition, augmented by drug use.
two solo albums in 1970 ("Barrett"
and "The Madcap Laughs"),
Barrett became one of rock's more celebrated recluses for more than
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