Who is Terence Wilson's wife Dawn? Musician 'Astro' of British band UB40 dies at 64
Dawn Wilson was involved in a criminal case around the accidental death of a child at her nursery
Fans of legendary British band UB40 were left heartbroken at the tragic death of the founding member and musician Terence Wilson aka 'Astro'. The iconic 'toaster' of the reggae band died at the age of 64 years following a brief illness. Former UB40 singer Ali Campbell, who had played and toured with Astro for decades, mourned his bandmate's death in a tweet on Saturday, November 6. "We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Astro has today passed away after a very short illness. The world will never be the same without him. We ask you to please respect his family's privacy at this incredibly difficult time," the tweet read.
Wilson, who joined UB40 a little after its formation in 1978, is well-known for rendering his voice to the 1983 reggae hit 'Red, Red Wine'. He also worked as a backup vocalist on all 18 UB40 studio albums between 1980 and 2013. He eventually left the band in 2013 but continued teaming up with Ali Campbell to make new music. Wilson is survived by his wife Dawn Wilson, who has been showered with support and compassion from his fans worldwide.
We are absolutely devastated and completely heartbroken to have to tell you that our beloved Astro has today passed away after a very short illness. The world will never be the same without him.— ALI CAMPBELL & ASTRO (@UB40) November 6, 2021
We ask you to please respect his family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult time. pic.twitter.com/GRDjtApyzy
Who is Dawn Wilson?
Astro was married to Dawn Wilson, who is 60-years-old at present. Not many details are known about her relationship with Astro, as the couple kept their family life strictly private. However, it was found that Dawn Wilson was involved in a criminal case around the accidental death of a child.
Dawn Wilson, a resident of Plymouth Road in Worcestershire was the owner of the Sticky Fingers day nursery. In March 2004, a tragedy took place at the nursery after a 7-month-old child named Cameron Lindsay died when his head became wedged between the hood and seat of a baby bouncer. Dawn later pleaded guilty for breaching the Health and Safety Law at her daycare center. She was cleared of manslaughter charges and granted unconditional bail by the Hereford crown court.
The Sticky Fingers nursery closed down soon afterward, and the place later reopened as a family center with new management. It is unclear whether Dawn Wilson is associated with the family center or not.
Terence Wilson's family lead an affluent lifestyle thanks to the late musician's successful career. Astro had an estimated net worth of nearly $52 Million, according to Idol Net Worth. Not many details are available regarding his children and who will inherit his sizeable fortune.