Popular songwriter dies of cancer, aged 62

Founding member, songwriter and saxophonist for popular reggae band UB40 Brian Travers has died at the age of 62.

The musician died at this home in Moseley in Birmingham surrounded by his family on 22 August.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our comrade, brother, founding UB40 member and musical legend, Brian David Travers," a statement from the band read.

"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."

UB40 produced numerous hits including Red Red Wine and Falling In Love With You.

What is your favourite UB40 song? Did you ever see them live?


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