John Wetton, singer/songwriter/bassist who amassed a reputation for his work with King Crimson and as a principal force behind Asia, has passed away at the age of 67.
We regret to announce that iconic singer, John Wetton, passed away in his sleep this morning.
Rest in Peace, John.
12/06/1949 – 31/01/2017
— Original Asia (@originalasia) January 31, 2017
Dear All, 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.
— Geoffrey Downes (@asiageoff) January 31, 2017
With the passing of my good friend and musical collaborator, John Wetton, the world loses yet another musical giant. […] pic.twitter.com/YYyz4SXufV
— Carl Palmer (@ELP_carl) January 31, 2017
King Crimson’s Facebook page shared its condolences as well:
Wetton had been battling cancer. He’ll be missed.
Rest in peace.