Storm Thorgerson, the artist behind numerous iconic album covers for bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Phish and Muse has died in his native Britain. The artist was 69-years-old and had struggled against a long running battle with cancer.
Thorgerson’s family released a statement saying, “His ending was peaceful … 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.”
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason tells the BBC of Thorgerson, “Two days before he passed away, and by then completely exhausted, he was still demanding approval for artwork and haranguing his loyal assistants.” Vocalist David Gilmour calls Thorgerson “an inseparable part of [Pink Floyd’s] work.”