Brian Travers

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UB40 Saxophone player and co-songwriter Brian Travers has died aged 62.

The Birmingham based band who shot to fame with songs ‘Rat in my kitchen’ and ‘Red Red Wine’ were left devastated by the news of Travers death.

A spokesperson for 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 with his family by his side, 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.”

In recent times singer Duncan Campbell had to retire from UB40 because of a seizure, he is now focusing only on his recovery and we wish him well, the band have appointed Matt Doyle as the new lead singer.

The band are currently touring the UK and its unknown if the tour is to be called off.