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Published On: Fri, Apr 19th, 2013

‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ artist, Storm Thorgerson, dead at 69

The man behind such classic album covers as Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”, “Wish you were here” and Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy” has died, according to a post on the Pink Floyd Facebook page Thursday.

Storm Thorgerson Image/Video Screen Shot

Storm Thorgerson
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Storm Thorgerson, 69, a photographer, graphic designer and key member of the graphic art group Hipgnosis, was involved in the creations of album art for some four decades.

According to a statement on the Pink Floyd Facebook page, guitarist and long-time friend , David Gilmour said, “We first met in our early teens. We would gather at Sheep’s Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.

“He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend.

“The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work.

“I will miss him.”

His family released a statement saying he died peacefully on Thursday surrounded by family and friends.

In 2003, Thorgerson suffered a stroke, from which he recovered. He was later diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, which he battled for several years, but which eventually led to his death.

 

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