MUSIC NEWS - Iconic rock album cover designer, Storm Thorgerson has passed away at age 69. He had been treated for cancer for some years. His incredible body of work and his long-term relationship with Pink Floyd, designing covers for the likes of Darkside Of The Moon and Wish You Were Hear among many others made him and his Hipgnosis firm, legendary. Thorgerson was also commissioned, and well known for his work with Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Phish, Styx, Biffy Clyro (his final work, for their OPPOSITES album ), Black Sabbath and more.
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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour posted a short eulogy to Mr Thorgersron on Floyd’s website, reposted below-
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 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.
Thorgerson is survived by his mother Vanji, his son Bill, his wife Barbie Antonis and her two children Adam and Georgia.