BBC radio DJ Steve Wright dies aged 69 | EUROtoday
BBC radio DJ Steve Wright, who offered reveals on Radio 1 and Radio 2 for over 4 a long time, has died on the age of 69.
Wright was final on air on Sunday, internet hosting a pre-recorded particular Valentine’s Day version of his Love Songs programme.
An announcement shared to BBC News by Wright’s household stated: “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.”
Tim Davie, BBC director-general, stated workers will “miss him terribly”.
“Steve was a truly wonderful broadcaster who has been a huge part of so many of our lives over many decades,” he stated. “He was the ultimate professional – passionate about the craft of radio and deeply in touch with his listeners.
“This was deservedly recognised in the New Year Honours list with his MBE for services to radio. No one had more energy to deliver shows that put a smile on audiences’ faces. They loved him deeply. We are thinking of Steve and his family and will miss him terribly.”
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