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Brian Travers, the saxophonist and founding member of UB40, has died. He was 62.

Travers’ death was confirmed in a statement from UB40, which read, “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.”

UB4o is best known for their string of top-ten hits in the late ’80s and early ’90s which included “Here I Am (Come And Take Me),” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “Red Red Wine.” The latter two songs both topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1993 and 1988, respectively.

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