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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 03:33 PM

Terence 'Astro' Wilson, of British reggae band UB40, dead at age 64

Source: NBC News

Terence "Astro" Wilson, best known for his role in the British reggae group UB40, died at the age of 64 following a "very short illness," his current band confirmed Saturday.

Wilson is a founding member of the group, which formed in 1979 in Birmingham, England. He served as the band's "toaster," a title given in the genre to the person who offers lyrical, spoken-word like vocals over the music.

He had been touring with fellow founding UB40 member, Ali Campbell, after the two departed from the band. Their official Twitter account announced Wilson's death in a statement Saturday.

"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 statement said. "The world will never be the same without him."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries/terence-astro-wilson-british-reggae-band-ub40-dead-age-64-rcna4785



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Polybius Nov 2021 OP
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Lucky Luciano Nov 2021 #2
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2021 #3
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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 04:45 PM

1. RIP

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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 04:53 PM

2. Short illness ... sounds like Covid and they don't want to admit it.

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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 06:07 PM

3. So sad. LOVED their versions of every song in those days.

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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 07:14 PM

4. RIP. Loved Astro's "toasting".

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun Nov 7, 2021, 07:16 PM

5. Was he the one doing the spoken word vocals on "Baby"?

I love that song, and the entire Labour Of Love II album...

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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 07:20 PM

6. Godspeed Astro.


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Sun Nov 7, 2021, 08:32 PM

7. So sad

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Mon Nov 8, 2021, 02:47 AM

8. Rest in peace, Astro.

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