Pink Floyd artist `Storm Thorgerson` dies at 69

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:28

London: Artist Storm Thorgerson, who created the iconic artwork for Pink Floyd`s Dark Side Of The Moon, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Thorgerson was a long-term collaborator with the English rock band and a childhood friend of its members.

He created covers for multi-million selling albums by Led Zeppelin, Muse and Peter Gabriel, Sky News reported.

"We are saddened by the news that long-time Pink Floyd graphic genius, friend and collaborator, Storm Thorgerson, has died," a statement on the band`s official website read.

"Our thoughts are with his family and many friends," the statement added.

Dave Gilmour , the band`s lead singer and guitarist, told the publication that the designs Thorgerson created for the internationally acclaimed pop group was "an inseparable part of their work".

Thorgerson`s works included images of people hanging upside-down in a desert landscape for Alan Parson`s 1993 album `Try Anything Once` and two onions with women sprouting out of them for Umphrey`s McGee`s `The Bottom Half`.

He died surrounded by family and friends.


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First Published: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:28

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