Asia frontman dies, age 67
ROCKER John Wetton, the lead singer and bassist for supergroup Asia, has died aged 67.
The musician’s long-time bandmate and friend Geoff Downes confirmed Wetton died after a “long and tenacious battle” with cancer as he led the tributes following his death yesterday.
Wetton died three weeks after he announced he was pulling out of Asia’s forthcoming US tour due to having to undergo a round of chemotherapy.
Asia enjoyed success in the 1980s with hit singles including Heat of the Moment and Only Time Will Tell.