News has broken today of the death of Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd. He died last Friday (July 7, 2006) at his home in Cambridgeshire, England of diabetes-related illness.

Syd will be remembered for his contributions to the psychedelic rock genre and for founding the world’s greatest rock band.

For more reading about Syd, check out the Wikipedia article on Syd for some good biographical info on him.

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