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Old July 11th, 2006, 12:14 PM  
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Syd Barrett dies

Syd Barrett has died, it has been confirmed.

Barrett was a founding member of Pink Floyd and considered by many to be one of the most influential musicians in rock'n'roll history.

He is understood to have died at his home in Cambridge at the age of 60 last Friday, July 7, after succumbing to complications related to diabetes.

His brother Alan confirmed Barrett's death today, telling The Guardian: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."

Barrett retreated from public life and music culture in the early 1970s, after leaving Pink Floyd as his mental health disintegrated in the apparent aftermath of heavy LSD use during the '60s.

His legacy can be heard on the seminal and acclaimed early recordings of Pink Floyd, such as "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", and his solo material such as "The Madcap Laughs".

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