Progressive rock legend John Wetton has passed away at age 67 after a difficult battle with colon cancer. The English singer, bassist, and songwriter was best known for his leading role in the prog-rock supergroup Asia but also performed with numerous bands such as King Crimson, Uriah Heep, and Roxy Music. His manager, Martin Darvill, has confirmed the news.
We regret to announce that iconic singer, John Wetton, passed away in his sleep this morning.
Rest in Peace, John.
12/06/1949 – 31/01/2017
— Original Asia (@originalasia) January 31, 2017
Dear All, I am sorry to be the bearer of the very sad news that my dearest friend, bandmate and co-writer, John Wetton has passed away.
— Geoffrey Downes (@asiageoff) January 31, 2017