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Astro, founding member of UB40, dies of short illness
One of the founding members of British reggae group UB40, Terence Wilson, has died of a short illness, his group has announced. Wilson, known by his stage name Astro, left the group in 2013 to perform with breakaway group “UB40 with Ali Campbell and Astro”.
‘Black Panther’ sequel filming halted after Letitia Wright injured herself
Disney’s “Black Panther” sequel is halting production for at least a month to allow star Letitia Wright to recover from an injury, Hollywood publications reported on Friday. Wright, who played Shuri in the predominantly black superhero film, injured himself in August in a stunt and needs more time to heal, the Hollywood Reporter and Variety said. The nature of his injury has not been disclosed but was initially described as minor.
Investigations widen to deadly stampede at Houston rap gig
At least two investigations, including one criminal, were underway Sunday into the murderous scramble at rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival that killed at least eight people and injured dozens in Houston. Officials in Houston said Friday’s autopsies were being performed as soon as possible so their bodies could be returned to family members, with the identities of some of the dead due to be released on Sunday.
“A self-portrait in songs”: Paul McCartney returns to his lyrics
From searching for inspiration on the bus to searching for titles in his dreams, Paul McCartney looks back on his life in a new book chronicling how he wrote some of the world’s most famous songs. Described as “a self-portrait in 154 songs”, “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” covers McCartney’s eight decades of songwriting – as a teenager, a member of the Beatles, his time with the rock band Wings and as a successful solo artist. .
(With contributions from agencies.)