Radio DJ Steve Wright, who hosted shows on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 for more than four decades, has tragically died at the age of 69
Long-time BBC star Steve Wright has tragically died aged 69, it was announced today.
The presented joined the BBC in the 1970s and went on to host afternoon shows on both Radio 1 and 2. He fronted shows for the broadcaster for more than four decades. He also fronted television programmes for the BBC, including Top of the Pops.
Wright’s family said: “It is with deep sorrow and profound regret that we announce the passing of our beloved Steve Wright. In addition to his son, Tom, and daughter, Lucy, Steve leaves behind his brother, Laurence and his father Richard.
“Also, much-loved close friends and colleagues, and millions of devoted radio listeners who had the good fortune and great pleasure of allowing Steve into their daily lives as one of the UK’s most enduring and popular radio personalities. As we all grieve, the family requests privacy at this immensely difficult time.”
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