Legendary Asia & King Crimson Member Dead At 67
More sad news to report today as bassist and singer John Wetton, a founding member of Asia and Kim Crimson alumni, has died of colon cancer at the age of 67.
Asia drummer Carl Palmer wrote: “John was a gentle person who created some of the most lasting melodies and lyrics in modern popular music. As a musician, he was both brave and innovative, with a voice that took the music of Asia to the top of the charts around the world. His ability to triumph over alcohol abuse made him an inspiration to many who have also fought that battle. For those of us who knew him and worked with him, his valiant struggle against cancer was a further inspiration. I will miss his talent, his sense of humor and his infectious smile.”
RPM’s Lynette has this to say on John’s passing: How can you not remember Asia ? Such a sad loss, but he definitely left behind some great memories. Thank you for the music!
Wetton is survived by a loving family including his wife Lisa, son Dylan, brother Robert and mother Peggy.