UB40's Saxophonist Brian David Travers Has Died
08/23/2021 by Reggaeville
UB40 today published the sad news about the passing of their founding member Brian David Travers:
"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."
Brian Travers suffered a seizure in March 2019 and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. His last performance with UB40 was in Birmingham in December 2019.
In June UB40's lead singer Duncan Campbell announced his retirement [READ THE NEWS HERE] and one week later Matt Doyle was introduced as new lead singer [IN THE NEWS].
Apache Indian: "Very very sad to hear of the passing of a dear friend & true Brum Legend, Brian Travis from UB40! Sending Love & Respects to all family & friends at this sad time. RIP "
Kioko: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of an absolute hero and legend today, Mr Brian Travers. He always had time for us, was the life and soul of any backstage area we shared and his support for what we do musically is a thing we treasure dearly. One of the best to ever do it. You will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with your amazing family. Rest In Paradise, Brian."
Adil Rashford Saka Sancho (Presenter Good Morning Britain):
"I have lost a friend. Brian Travers you were my number one fan and I yours. You may have played your final note, but we’ll keep singing to your tune my brother from another. As you said in your final words to me, “shukria bro”. Love to Lesley, Lisa & Jamie."
Paul Young: "Brian Travers: so, the story goes that many years ago UB40 were to record a version of Love Of The Common People until someone told them sorry, somebody else has beaten you to the punch! That guy was me, and back in 2018 in a beautiful gesture they invited me to sing that song with them at the Albert Hall. I’d met Brian before and each time he blinded me with his energy & positivity; and he was just the same after his surgery, positive & strong. RIP Brian David Travers"
Live Photos of Brian David Travers taken from the gallery UB40 in Harleem, Netherlands - January 23, 2018 by Celine Diels.