Terrence Wilson, better known by the stage name Astro, died Saturday at the age of 64.
Astro was one of the longest-running members of the legendary British reggae band UB40.
Astro was one of the vocalists in the band since 1979, a year after its founding, until he resigned in 2013. Since then, he played with former UB40 star Ali Campbell in the breakaway group “UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro”, who gave some concerts this year, and they plan to tour in 2022.
“We have completely collapsed,” she said in a statement posted on the site. Ali Campbell and Astro Twitter account.
“The world wouldn’t be the same without it,” she continues.
UB40 had a number of big hits in the ’80s – including “Red Wine Red” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Astro was the lead vocalist for “Rat In Mi Kitchen”, which reached number 12 on the UK charts in 1987.
The Birmingham band has sold more than 70 million records worldwide.
“Rest in peace, Astro. Tonight we heard the sad news that former UB40 member Terrence Wilson, better known as Astro, passed away after a short illness. Our deepest condolences to the family.”Statement from current members of UB40.