NME.COM - News - Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett dies

"Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett has died at his Cambridgeshire home.

The singer, 60, who suffered from an LSD-induced breakdown while at the peak of his career in the Sixties, died last Friday (July 7). It has been reported that he died from complications related to diabetes, however, other reports suggest the cause of death was cancer. "

Rock and roll have never change much since that day. People still use drugs and while some have managed to reclaimed their former, sober life back, some were not as lucky. A genius was born and died with a handful of fabulous songs and a priceless music legacy. In 1975 Pink Floyds recorded a tribute album for Syd Barrett 'Wish You Were Here.'

Wish You Were Here

So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change? And did you exchange
a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
running over the same old ground. What have we found?
The same old fears,
wish you were here.

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