i just heard the news from an unexpected source, blip.fm. a friend dedicated "great gig in the sky" to him. i noticed that many site users were dedicating either "gig" or "wish you were here" to richard... http://blip.fm/all
i had to come here to the board immediately. i haven't posted in ages and ages, but i had to stop in today.
i had no idea he was sick either and am really shocked and saddened. i've always loved rick's contribution to the band both musically and vocally and was so happy to see him playing with dave recently. *sigh*
but as badly as we feel, i feel even more sad for his family. i'm sure he will be greatly missed.
love to you, richard, wherever you are now.