Aug 24, 2021

By Gavin Day

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Brian Travers, the Saxophonist from English Reggae/pop band UB40 has died.

Brian Travers Dead: UB40 Founding Member Was 62 - Variety

Travers was one of the co-founders and songwriters for the group. He formed the band with a group of friends in the late 70s.

The name UB40 came from a lack of jobs in their home city of Birmingham and they took the name of the Unemployment Benefit form 40.

He had surgery to remove two brain tumours in 2019 and reportedly had another earlier this year.

His bandmates say they’re devastated by the news about “our comrade, brother, founding UB40 member and musical legend.”

Brian Travers was 62.

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