'We're devastated': UB40 founding member Astro dies after short illness

09 November 2021 - 08:46 By Kylie MacLellan
One of the founding members of UB40, Astro, pictured here with Ali Campbell and Michael Virtue , has died. File photo.
One of the founding members of UB40, Astro, pictured here with Ali Campbell and Michael Virtue , has died. File photo.
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One of the founding members of British reggae band UB40, Terence Wilson, has died after a short illness, his band has announced.

Wilson, known by his stage name Astro, left the band in 2013 to perform with breakaway group "UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro".

"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.

"The world will never be the same without him," the group said in a statement on Twitter over the weekend.

Reuters


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