Sadness for fans as top UK band member dies

Brian Travers from UB40 has died aged 62.

The musician died at his home in Moseley, Birmingham, surrounded by his family on August 22 after a “long and heroic” battle with cancer.

A statement from the band to the PA news agency said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade, brother, founding UB40 member and musical legend, Brian David Travers.

“Brian passed away yesterday evening after a long and heroic battle with cancer.

“Our thoughts are with Brian’s wife Lesley, his daughter Lisa and son Jamie.

“We are all devastated by this news and ask that you respect the family’s need for privacy at this time.”

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