Terrance Wilson “Astro” Death | Obituary – Dead | Cause of Death

Former vocalist and founding member of British reggae group UB40 has passed away aged 64.

Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name “Astro”, is a British musician, rapper, and toaster, who was part of UB40 from 1979 until he left the group in November 2013.

“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.” – UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro confirmed his death on Twitter on Saturday.

UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England.

The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

Their hit singles include “Food for Thought” and two Billboard Hot 100 number ones with “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.

“Just heard the news that Astro from UB40 has passed away. Brummie legend! Astro and his family were the also the reason I met Dave Stewart. My sincerest condolences to them in this awful time.” – Joanne Shaw Taylor

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