David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born March 6, 1946) is an English guitarist and vocalist with British rock band Pink Floyd. Following the departure of Roger Waters in the mid-1980s, Gilmour effectively assumed control of the band.
“I’m an atheist, and I don’t have any belief in an afterlife,” Gilmour says. “You could say that I’m resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is it. And having hit 60, it’s a good time to get resigned to these things and not be too nervous or upset – and enjoy what great times one can have.” From Newsday, published March 30, 2006: