'The Dark Side Of The Moon' artwork designer Storm Thorgerson dies

Thorgerson also created sleeves for Biffy Clyro, Led Zeppelin and Muse

'The Dark Side Of The Moon' artwork designer Storm Thorgerson dies
Storm Thorgerson, designer of the iconic Pink Floyd artwork for 1973's 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' has died, aged 70.

His family released a statement earlier today (April 18) saying he died peacefully earlier in the day, surrounded by family and friends. It read:

"He had been ill for some time with cancer though he had made a remarkable recovery from his stroke in 2003. He is survived by his mother Vanji, his son Bill, his wife Barbie Antonis and her two children Adam and Georgia."

A childhood friend of Pink Floyd, Thorgerson designed a host of album sleeves for the band, including 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Animals'.

He also created artwork for albums by Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as well as Biffy Clyro's 'Puzzle', 'Only Revolutions' and their recent double album, 'Opposites'.

The cover art for Muse's 'Absolution' and 'Black Holes and Revelations' were Thorgerson creations.

Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour said in a statement – via BBC News: "We first met in our early teens. 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."

He 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. I will miss him."

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