How did Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett died?

On 7th last month, Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd

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  • Bowzer
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    He died from complications arising from diabetes, aged 60. He was never in the best of physical or mental health towards the end of his life, also having problems with stomach ulcers.

    The saddest story about Syd was the fact that he watched the famous Pink Floyd tribute to him 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', being recorded - and he wasn't even recognised by the others members of Floyd, because he'd changed so much.

    A lot of fans still prefer the Syd-era PF to the later stuff.


  • 1 decade ago

    He died at age 60 of complications from diabetes.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it was heart failure. He was tormented by mental illness, poor guy. He was probably half nuts to begin with and all the acid he took in the 60's drove him over the edge.

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know, but here is the official Pink Floyd site:

    Hope this helps!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Complications from diabetes.

    Source(s): Yahoo! News
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