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Storm Thorgerson: Pink Floyd album cover designer dies.

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Storm Thorgerson, the British graphic designer responsible for some of the greatest album covers of all time, has died aged 69.

Tributes were tonight paid to the artist, whose feature for Pink Floyd’s 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon, is widely viewed as one the greatest album covers of all time: Storm Thorgerson: Pink Floyd album cover designer dies

Tributes were tonight paid to the artist, whose feature for Pink Floyd’s 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon,
is widely viewed as one the greatest album covers of all time.  Photo: PA

The artist, who over an illustrious 40 year career was responsible for artwork for bands and musicians including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse, died peacefully after a battle with cancer.

Tributes were tonight paid to the artist, whose feature for Pink Floyd’s 1973 The Dark Side of the Moon, is widely viewed as one the greatest album covers of all time. This year it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

A statement issued by his management tonight said: “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. ”

A statement from the band added: “We are saddened by the news that long-time Pink Floyd graphic genius, friend and collaborator, Storm Thorgerson, has died.

“Our thoughts are with his family and many friends.”

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

As a childhood friend of the founding members of Pink Floyd, he went on to become their designer-in-chief, creating a string of eye-catching designs including Atom Heart Mother, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell, which have since adorned student bedrooms the world over.

David Gilmour, Pink Floyd’s guitarist and vocalist who had Thorgerson as his best man at his wedding, added: “He has been a constant force in my life, both at work and in private, a shoulder to cry on and a great friend.

”The artworks that he created for Pink Floyd from 1968 to the present day have been an inseparable part of our work. I will miss him.”

He said the pair first met in their early teens.

He added: “We would gather at Sheep’s Green, a spot by the river in Cambridge and Storm would always be there holding forth, making the most noise, bursting with ideas and enthusiasm. Nothing has ever really changed.”

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