Roger "Syd" Barrett died today in Cambridgeshire, just a few miles far from where he was born in 1946. He was one of the founders and the first singer and lead guitarist of Pink Floyd (even though most Pink Floyd listeners don't know of the existence of Barret's era ones). His work had a huge influence on rock music.
If you think Pink Floyd are great and you know nothing about this man, get the Piper at the gates of dawn album and listen to it.
This is from The Guardian: "All of us who were ever deeply touched by his unique gifts and his tragic life story should bow our heads and offer up a minute's silence to this remarkable individual for the way he enriched our lives. And pray that he is finally fully at peace".
Rest in peace, Syd!