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UB40 longtime vocalist dies of short illness, band member says

18:15, 07 November 2021
UB40 longtime vocalist dies of short illness, band member says Photo: pixabay.com

The crew of British UB40 has confirmed the death of its former vocalist Terence Wilson, under a pseudonym “Astro” after the deceased experienced a short illness.


“We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Astro has today passed away after a very short illness,” a member of reggae band UB40, Ali Campbell said in a statement. 

Astro was a founder and had been a part of the group for over 30 years.

The band started its way in the music industry in the late 1970s in Birmingham and was successful within the next thirty years as their songs “Red Red Wine” and “Falling In Love” became viral.

Band’s songs were dedicated to social problems and political issues.

In August of the current year, the 62-year-old saxophonist Brian Travers from the same music band was pronounced dead in his home. Travers died of complications caused by cancer.