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BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright dies, aged 69

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Former BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright has died at the age of 69, his family has confirmed. Wright presented his afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 for 23 years before leaving the station in December 2023.

In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Steve'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. Try MEN Premium now for FREE...

just click here to give it a go "As we all grieve, the family requests privacy at this immensely difficult time." Paying tribute Tim Davie, BBC Director General, described Steve as 'a truly wonderful broadcaster'.

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