Syd Barrett dead at 60
Syd Barrett, one of the original members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60, the band's spokeswoman has confirmed.
He was born Roger Barrett in Cambridge and met future bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour at school there.
The guitarist was invited to join Pink Floyd by Waters in 1965 but left three years later after only one album with his mental state affected by drugs.
"He died very peacefully a couple of days ago," said the spokeswoman.
"There will be a private family funeral."
He had suffered from diabetes in recent years and had not been recording music.