Astro dies, one of the founders of UB40, at 64 and after a brief disease

The singer and founding member of the British group of Reggae UB40, Terence Wilson, best known by his artistic name Astro, has died at 64 years after a short di

Astro dies, one of the founders of UB40, at 64 and after a brief disease

The singer and founding member of the British group of Reggae UB40, Terence Wilson, best known by his artistic name Astro, has died at 64 years after a short disease, as he has reported his band through his profile in the Twitter social network.

"We are absolutely devastated and with a broken heart for having to tell them that our beloved Astro died after a very brief illness, the world will never be the same without him," the group wrote on Saturday night.

In addition, in the aforementioned publication, they sent a message asking privacy towards the family that belonged to the Birmingham band "at this incredibly difficult moment."

UB40, whose name comes from an official form for unemployment subsidy, was formed in 1978 and topics such as 'Can't Help Falling in Love' or the 'Red Red Wine' version of Neil Diamond promoted to fame in the Decade of 1980.

They have sold more than 70 million albums around the world and have a race of more than 30 years in which they have achieved more than 50 successes. Today the group remains active, although in 2008 his then vocalist, Ali Campbell, who later joined Astro and the keyboard Michael Virtue.

In 2011 a Birmingham court declared Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Terence Oswald 'Astro', Norman Hassan and Robin Campbell bankrupt, which allowed the authorities to stay with their properties if they can deal with debts of the band.

It was, precisely, the disastrous financial management of the group which made Ali Campbell decided to leave the group in 2008. His representative said that the facts have shown that he was right.

The singer explained that UB40 members sponed most of his fortune in the 1980s, when they were on the ridge of the wave "living in five star hotels". Even so, he said that not all the fault is from the members of the group: "UB40 has been looted by the people around them."

Updated Date: 07 November 2021, 20:58

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