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Terence Wilson (Astro UB40) Wife, Daughter, Net Worth, Children, Family, Cause of Death, Wiki, Age, Obituary

Terence Wilson Biography – Terence Wilson Wiki

Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, was a British musician, rapper, and toaster, who was part of UB40 from 1979 until he left the group in November 2013. Astro joined UB40 in 1979 but left in 2013 and went on to perform with breakaway group UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro. Wilson and Campbell had been performing together and were due to go on tour in 2022 for their last album, Unprecedented.

Since Campbell and Astro reunited in 2013, they have embarked on multiple UK arena tours, while their world tours have included visits to North and South America, Nigeria, South Africa, Dubai and Australia, as well as the vineyards of New Zealand for a Red Red Winery Tour. In June, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro performed a special online concert of UB40’s 1980 album Signing Off in its entirety.

The original line-up played together for three decades before Ali Campbell left in 2008. The Birmingham-based group sold more than 70 million records and had three UK number one hits. UB40 have recorded 39 UK top 40 singles and 28 top 40 albums, with Astro singing lead vocals on the hit Rat In Mi Kitchen which reached number 12 in 1987. The four time Grammy-nominated band also enjoyed success around the world, including in the US, where “Red Red Wine” went to number one, as well as a cover of the Elvis Presley classic “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You”, which spent seven weeks at number one in 1993.

Astro also appeared as a backup vocalist on all 18 UB40 studio albums from their 1980 debut Signing Off to Getting Over the Storm in 2013. Astro and Campbell both returned as separately credited special guests for 2018’s A Real Labour of Love, the fifth in a series of Labour of Love LPs.

Terence Wilson Age

Astro was born Terence Wilson on 24 June 1957 in Birmingham, England. He died on 6 November 2021. He was 64 years old. He acquired his nickname as a child because he wore a pair of Dr. Martens boots with the model name “Astronaut”, the BBC reported. “Fortunately, no one called me astronaut because it is rather a mouthful so they shortened it to Astro and it has stuck ever since,” the musician said in a 2016 interview with UK Music Reviews.

Terence Wilson Wife

Terence Wilson was married to his wife Dawn Wilson.

Terence Wilson Children – Terence Wilson Daughter

UB40 musician Astro has a daughter named Kaya Wilson, a baker and Creator. She is the owner of Slice Bakery, a cupcake shop and bakery based in West Midlands. In April 2019, Astro’s Daughter Kaya made the 40th-anniversary cake for the English reggae and pop band, UB40. UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro wrote on social media: “This amazing cake was made by Astro’s talented daughter Kaya to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.”

Terence Wilson Death

Former member of UB40 Terence Wilson, better known by his stage name Astro, died at the age of 64 following a “very short illness”. His death was confirmed on the official Twitter page for his current band, UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro. “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 world will never be the same without him,” said a statement on Ali Campbell and Astro’s Twitter account. “We ask you to please respect his family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult time.”

A statement from the current UB40 line-up said: “RIP ASTRO. We have heard tonight, the sad news that ex-member of UB40, Terence Wilson, better known as Astro, has passed away after a short illness. Our sincere condolences to Terence Wilson’s family.”

Terence Wilson Cause of Death

Astro died of an unspecified “very short illness”. In August 2021, fellow UB40 founding member and saxophonist Brian Travers died of cancer aged 62. The founding member of the reggae band died at his home in Moseley, Birmingham, surrounded by his family, The Guardian reported. Travers is survived by his wife Lesley Travers; and their two children, daughter Lisa and son Jamie.

Terence Wilson Net Worth

UB40 musician Terence Wilson has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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