Iconic BBC Radio DJ Steve Wright Passes Away at 69

The music world mourns the loss of a broadcasting legend as BBC Radio DJ Steve Wright has passed away at the age of 69, as confirmed by his family on Tuesday, February 13th.

Wright, a beloved figure renowned for his charismatic presence and infectious energy, graced the airwaves for over four decades. His illustrious career included hosting shows on both BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2, as well as his memorable stint as the face of Top of the Pops.

While the cause of his death has not yet been disclosed, tributes have poured in from colleagues and fans alike, underscoring the profound impact Wright had on the industry and the hearts of listeners.

BBC director general Tim Davie expressed the collective sentiment, stating, “All of us at the BBC are heartbroken to hear this terribly sad news. No-one had more energy to deliver shows that put a smile on audiences’ faces. They loved him deeply.”

Wright’s legacy is etched in the annals of radio history, with his iconic “Steve Wright in the Afternoon” show captivating audiences for over 35 years. Even in recent times, his presence on the airwaves remained strong, hosting “Sunday Love Songs” on Radio 2 as recently as February 11th.

As the music industry reflects on the loss of one of its most cherished personalities, Steve Wright’s contribution to the world of broadcasting and his enduring spirit will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Photo Credit: Elliott Brown.

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