Richard Wright wrote "The Great Gig in the Sky." Now he's gone to it.

The keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd passed away Monday morning after a battle with cancer at his London home. He was 65.

"The family of Richard Wright, founder member of Pink Floyd, announce with great sadness that Richard died today after a short struggle with cancer," a spokesman for the Wright family said.

"The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time."

It was not revealed what form of cancer the rocker suffered from.

Wright became a founding member of the legendary rock group after a stint in the band's original incarnation as Sigma 6, formed after meeting Roger Waters and Nick Mason in architecture school.

Wright briefly left the group in the early '80s but rejoined his rock brethren for their 1987 release, A Momentary Lapse of Reason. He stayed on with the rockers through the release of their final studio album, 1994's The Division Bell.

The full band reunited for the first time in 24 years in 2005, to perform at London's Live 8 concert.

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