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UB40 founding member Astro dies after short illness

/ 11:24 AM November 08, 2021
Astro (R) is seen with other UB40 members in Sandton, South Africa in July 2007

UB40 members (L-R) Robin Campbell, Ali Campbell and Astro pose for photographers during a news conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 6, 2007. Image: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

LONDON — 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.”

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“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 late on Saturday.

UB40, formed in 1978, is behind the hits “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” a remake of the Elvis Presley classic. JB

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