The original singer, song writer and guitar player for Pink Floyd quit the band in 1969 and went into a self-imposed exile until virtually the day he died. The other band members, especially David Gilmour, attempted to keep in touch with him but he wanted very little to do with them. He lived quietly with his mom and sister in Cambridge. This was largely due to mental health issues but it is widely accepted that LSD abuse in the 60’s exacerbated the situation. After 1971 Syd was never seen in public again and died from Cancer this day 2006.