Pink Floyd artist 'Storm Thorgerson' dies at 69

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 06:40 hrs

Artist Storm Thorgerson, who created the iconic artwork for Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

Thorgerson was a long-term collaborator with the English rock band and a childhood friend of its members.

He created covers for multi-million selling albums by Led Zeppelin, Muse and Peter Gabriel, Sky News reported.

"We are saddened by the news that long-time Pink Floyd graphic genius, friend and collaborator, Storm Thorgerson, has died," a statement on the band's official website read.

"Our thoughts are with his family and many friends," the statement added.

Dave Gilmour, the band's lead singer and guitarist, told the publication that the designs Thorgerson created for the internationally acclaimed pop group was "an inseparable part of their work".

Thorgerson's works included images of people hanging upside-down in a desert landscape for Alan Parson's 1993 album 'Try Anything Once' and two onions with women sprouting out of them for Umphrey's McGee's 'The Bottom Half'.

He died surrounded by family and friends. (ANI)

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