British graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who made popular album artwork like Pink Floyd’s The ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, passed away at the age of 69 on April 18, 2013. The band’s management confirmed the death of the graphic designer, who was a childhood friend of the founding members of Pink Floyd.
The family of Thorgerson released a statement which said that he had passed away peacefully on Thursday. In the past, Thorgerson has designed some of the most remarkable album covers, including the famous one of a prism spreading a spectrum of colour for ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’. The artist had also worked for Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin and Muse.
The statement from Storm’s family said, “He had been ill for some time with cancer though he had made a remarkable recovery from his stroke in 2003”. It was also revealed that Storm was survived by his mother Vanji, son Bill, wife Barbie and two children Adam and Georgia. Dave Gilmour, the vocalist and guitarist of Pink Floyd released a statement which said that the artwork created for the band has been an inseparable part of their work.
The statement added that the band had first met in their early teens and since then they have been constantly connected to each other.