On Friday, July 7 2006, Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett, passed away of complications stemming from diabetes. He was 60.
Pink Floyd fans around the world mourn Syd's death.
According to CNN:
""Syd was the guiding light of the early band lineup and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire," the surviving members of Pink Floyd -- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright -- said in a statement.
They were "very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death.""