Renowned British radio personality Steve Wright has passed away at the age of 69, as announced by his family. The announcement was made with “deep sorrow and profound regret,” highlighting Wright’s enduring legacy in the world of radio. 

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Cause of Death

Steve Wright, the celebrated radio personality, passed away at the age of 69. The specific cause of his death has not been disclosed by his family.


Born on August 26, 1954, in Greenwich, London, Steve Wright was 69 years old at the time of his passing on February 12, 2024.


Wright was previously married to Cyndi Robinson, with whom he shared two children. However, they divorced in 1999.

BBC Radio

Steve Wright’s illustrious career spanned over four decades, primarily with the BBC Radio. He joined the BBC in the 1970s and became a household name through his hosting roles on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.

Wright is credited with introducing the zoo format to British radio, known for its zany, multi-personality approach. He hosted the iconic “Steve Wright in the Afternoon” for 12 years on BBC Radio 1 and continued to entertain audiences for 23 years on BBC Radio 2. Wright’s contribution to radio was recognized with numerous awards, including Best DJ of the Year and TRIC Personality of the Year.

His tenure at BBC Radio 2 included hosting shows such as “Steve Wright’s Saturday Show” and “Sunday Love Songs.” In October 2023, he took over as the host of “Pick of the Pops” from Paul Gambaccini.

Career and More

Aside from his radio endeavors, Wright also made significant contributions to television. He hosted various shows, including “Home Truths,” “The Steve Wright People Show,” and “Top of the Pops.” His engaging personality and witty humor endeared him to audiences across different platforms.

Throughout his career, Wright collaborated with fellow entertainers, releasing chart-topping hits and entertaining millions of listeners and viewers worldwide.

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In recognition of his outstanding contributions to radio, Steve Wright was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2024 New Year Honours.

Steve Wright’s passing marks the end of an era in the world of broadcasting. His influence on radio and television will be remembered fondly by colleagues, friends, and millions of devoted fans worldwide.