UB40 Vocalist Astro Has Died
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - MARCH 13: Legendary British band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue brought some reggae flavour to todays Taste of Dubai Festival by performing an acoustic set in the British Airways VIP Lounge on March 13, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images for British Airways)

Former UB40 vocalist, percussionist, and trombone player Terrance ‘Astro’ Campbell has passed away.

Astro become a member of UB40 in 1979 and left in 2013 to create a version of the band called UB40 with Ali Campbell & Astro.

The Ali Campbell & Astro Twitter page shared a statement reading, “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 official UB40 page also shared condolences writing, “RIP ASTRO We have heard tonight, the sad news that ex-member of UB40, Terence Wilson, better know as Astro, has passed away after a short illness.Our sincere condolences to his family.”

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