Storm Thorgerson passes away at 69

Posted by madhack on Apr 18, 2013

Storm Thorgerson, the legendary designer responsible for numerous albums' artwork, has passed away at the age of 69. He is, of course, almost certainly best-known for the iconic cover of Dark Side of the Moon, but created the art for 15 of Pink Floyd's albums in total, not counting special editions and re-releases.

His family released the following statement:
"Yes, Storm has died. He passed away, on Thursday 18th April in the afternoon. His ending was peaceful and he was surrounded by family and friends. He had been ill for some time with cancer though he had made a remarkable recovery from his stroke in 2003. He was in his 70th year."

"He is survived by his mother Vanji, his son Bill, his wife Barbie Antonis and her two children Adam and Georgia."

David Gilmour has shared thoughts and memories of his own on his official site, and the official Pink Floyd site echoes his statements. We'll follow up as the remaining surviving members of the band post their own thoughts.

To quote my own father, who introduced me to Pink Floyd: "A diamond just stopped shining."

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