Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, was a member of UB40 until 2013 when he had left and launched his own band. He had died at the age of 64.
The UB40’s former vocalist and also one of the group’s founding member, who came to stardom in the 1980s with his singles including “Red Red Wine” which was released under the bands name in 2016 and also his single “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” which was released by the band UB40 on Spotify.
His old band UB40 confirmed his death, claiming he died after a brief illness.
The band’s pop-reggae song of Neil Diamond’s “Red Red Wine” catapulted them to popularity, and they went on to sell over 100 million albums.
They also shared the record for the most weeks spent in the UK singles chart in the 1980s with Madness.
The UB40 group, which originated in Birmingham in the British Midlands, rode a wave of youthful discontent against the economic and political status quo, with their name referencing to a form used by persons claiming unemployment benefits.