According to Telegraph.co.uk, Storm Thorgerson, the artist who over an illustrious 40 year career was responsible for artwork for bands and musicians including PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH and ANTHRAX among countless others, died peacefully today (April 18th) after a battle with cancer at the age of 69.
A statement issued by his management tonight said: “His ending was peaceful and 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.”
A statement from PINK FLOYD added: “We are saddened by the news that long-time Pink Floyd graphic genius, friend and collaborator, Storm Thorgerson, has died. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends.”
Thorgerson was key member of the graphic art group Hipgnosis, and designed many of their most famous single and album covers, including PINK FLOYD‘s The Dark Side Of The Moon, which has been called one of the greatest album covers of all time.