British reggae group UB40 confirmed that former vocalist and founding member, Terence Wilson has died at the age of 64 years old.
The band confirmed via Twitter that Wilson passed away after a short illness on Saturday, November 6.
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
— UB40 (@UB40OFFICIAL) November 6, 2021
Wilson who also went by the stage name Astro was part of the band until 2013 before he broke away. Wilson’s current band, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro, said on Twitter that,” The world will never be the same without him.”
UB40 rose to fame in the 1980s with hits like “Red Red Wine” and Can’t Help Falling In Love. The band also held the record for most weeks spent in the UK singles chart in the 1980s, ENCA reports.