R.I.P. John Wetton Of Asia (1949-2017)

January 31, 2017
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Musician John Wetton of Asia has passed away at the age of 67.  He had been battling cancer.

Wetton's Asia bandmate Geoff Downes broke the news on Twitter (below), writing: "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."

Earlier this month it was announced that Wetton would not participate in Asia's upcoming tour with Journey so he could focus on his health.  As a lead singer, bassist and songwriter, John Wetton initially rose to fame with King Crimson and after that Wetton co-founded UK.  In the early '80s, he was the frontman of the supergroup Asia, known for their MTV/rock radio hits "Only Time Will Tell" and "Heat Of The Moment."
 
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