Shine on You crazy Diamond

You've probably heard by now that Syd Barrett, the original Pink Floyd frontman and founder, has died at the age of 60. He died on July 7th, apparently from complications caused by diabetes. Surprisingly enough, the media did not report his death until four days later. I hope that he is resting in peace, now that he is finally safe from stalkers who camped out near his property. Barrett hadn't sung or played a note in over 30 years, but still his fans could not leave him alone. This shows the lasting influence of a man who recorded very little in his short career.

For those who are unfamiliar with Barrett's story, Wikipedia has a wealth of information:

Barrett's sister Rosemary speaks about his private life in this UK Times article:,,2092-2271741,00.html