UB40 star Terence Wilson, who went by the phase identify Astro, has passed absent age 64.

Astro’s recent confirmed the unfortunate information with a assertion on their Twitter site.

It examine: “We are certainly devastated and entirely heartbroken to have to inform you that our beloved Astro has currently passed away soon after a incredibly quick disease.

“The entire world will under no circumstances be the same without him. We question you to remember to respect his family’s privacy at this very hard time.”



UB40 star Astro has died age 64 after short illness
UB40 star Astro has died age 64 just after short illness



UB40 shared a statement to confirm the sad news of Terence's death
UB40 shared a statement to verify the unfortunate information of Terence’s loss of life

In the meantime, UB40’s existing lineup shared a assertion in reaction to the news, which read through: “We have listened to tonight, the unfortunate news that ex-member of UB40, Terence Wilson, better know as Astro, has passed away following a limited illness.

“Our sincere condolences to his family”.

Astro was a member of the band when it was founded in the late 1970s.



Astro was part of UB40 from when it first formed in the 1970s until 2013
Astro was part of UB40 from when it very first formed in the 1970s until eventually 2013

He continued to execute in the lineup right up until 2013, when he remaining to crew up with Campbell and keyboardist Mickey Advantage, who experienced beforehand stop the team.

Mickey afterwards remaining the breakout group just after the launch of their 2018 album A Authentic Labour Of Really like.

Tributes to the star have by now begun pouring in. Actor Colin McFarlane tweeted: “Woke up to the unhappy news currently that this @UB40 legend Terrence ‘Astro’ Wilson is no a lot more.



Astro, Ali Campbell, and Michael Virtue formed a breakout group after leaving UB40
Astro, Ali Campbell, and Michael Virtue shaped a breakout team just after leaving UB40

“I come to feel privileged & honoured to have achieved him & Ali Campbell following a brilliant live performance at

@LincolnCastle Sending therapeutic vitality to his spouse and children & good friends. Rest perfectly sir u are skipped & loved”.

In the meantime, fellow UB40 vocalist Matt Hoy wrote: “So shocked and saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Astro.. Rest in Peace”.

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