UB40 saxophonist and co-songwriter Brian Travers, one of the founding members of the chart-topping reggae group, died at the age of 62.
UB40 is an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. UB40 has sold over 70 million records worldwide.
Travers was survived by his wife Lesley Travers, his son, Jamie, and a daughter, Lisa Travers.
Cause of death
The UB40 saxophone player and songwriter Brian Travers 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 22 August.
A statement from 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.
Brian Travers Profile Summary
|Brian David Travers
|Date of Birth
|February 7, 1959
|Record Producer, Saxophonist, Songwriter
|Married, Lesley Travers
|No. of Children
|Date of Death
|August 22, 2021
|Age of Death
|Cause of Death
|To Be Confirmed