Musician; Human Rights and Environmental Activist
Sting (Gordon Sumner) is a musician, singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist, and activist. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for The Police. He wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical, The Last Ship, inspired by his experiences growing up amidst the shipbuilding industry in the north of England. He founded the Rainforest Foundation Fund to help save the Brazilian rainforests and protect indigenous people, and has supported human rights campaigns for decades.