Syd Barrett, the former leader of Pink Floyd and one of the key figures of the 60s, has died at the Cambridgeshire home to which he retreated as a recluse from the music scene more than 30 years ago.
The singer, 60, who suffered from a psychedelic drug-induced breakdown at the peak of his career, died last Friday from cancer. He had had diabetes for many years.
His brother Alan confirmed his death yesterday, saying only: "He died peacefully at home. There will be a private family funeral in the next few days."
(Pics from today's The Guardian, page 3)