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UB40 sax player and songwriter Brian Travers has died at the age of 62

The musician, a founding member of the reggae band, died at his home in Moseley surrounded by his family on August 22.

Brian had revealed he was facing a second brain tumour operation in two years after suffering a seizure before Christmas of last year.

A statement released by the band 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.’

Fans of the iconic band this morning are devastated by the news of the death of the band’s founder.

Charlie ‘Peach’ Wilcox who has followed the band for generations said: “It’s very sad news, Brian and the band are musical icons, fans around the world are distraught and saddened this morning upon hearing the news.



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