Death of Terence Wilson alias Astro, one of the founders of the UB40 group

the essential Terence Wilson, Astro by his stage name, played with UB 40 until 2013 before forming another group.

The former singer and founding member of the British reggae group UB 40, famous in the years 1980 with hits like “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, died at the age of 64 years of illness, his group.


Terence Wilson, Astro by his stage name, played with UB 40 until 2013 before forming another group.

“We are totally devastated to have to tell you that our beloved Astro is died today after a brief illness, “his current group, which bears the name” UB 64 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro “, posted on Twitter late Saturday. “The world will never be the same without him.”


His former group also confirmed the information, stating that he died of a “brief illness”.

UB’s 40 cover of the song “Red Red Wine” by Neil Diamond propelled the band to the top with more than 100 millions of records sold.


The name of the group, founded in 1978 in Birmingham, refers to the UK form for claiming rights to unemployment (Unemployment Benefits, Form 40).

Drummer Jimmy Brown told the Guardian this year that the group had been under surveillance by UK Home Intelligence.

“MI5 had bugged our phones and monitored our homes,” he said. -he says. “We are not planning a revolution but if a revolution were to take place, we knew which side we were on,” he said.

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