Asia front­man dies, age 67

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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.

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