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Steve Wright Bio, Age, Cause of Death, Family, Wife, Career, Net Worth, and More

Steve Wright was an English disc jockey, radio personality, and occasional television presenter, was widely recognized for pioneering the zoo format on British radio. This format was celebrated for its lively, multi-personality approach.


Age- 69 years

Full name-Stephen Richard Wright

Height- 198 cm

Weight- 97kg

Born- 26 August 1954

Birthplace-Greenwich, United Kingdom

Died- 12 February 2024

Spouse- Cyndi Robinson (m. 1985–1999)

Profession-DJ and radio personality

Nationality- British

Cause of Death

Tributes are pouring in for DJ Steve Wright, renowned as the BBC’s afternoon radio host for decades, who passed away at 69. The cause of his death remains undisclosed. In a statement to BBC News, Wright’s family expressed deep sorrow, announcing his passing and mentioning his surviving relatives: son Tom, daughter Lucy, brother Laurence, and 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.

Steve Wright death reason

“As we all grieve, the family requests privacy at this immensely difficult time.”

Tim Davie, the BBC director general, paid tribute, saying: “All of us at the BBC are heartbroken to hear this terribly sad news.” He added: “Steve was a truly wonderful broadcaster who has been a huge part of so many of our lives over many decades.

“He was the ultimate professional – passionate about the craft of radio and deeply in touch with his listeners.”


His parents are (father) Richard wright his mother name is not known. His father managed the Burton’s store in Trafalgar Square. Stephen had a brother named Laurence.


Wright was married to Cyndi Robinson, a voice actress, but they divorced in 1999.

Steve Wright wife


The couple had two children, Tom and Lucy. Tom, their son, hosts music nights in Camden and was a friend of Amy Winehouse.


Wright attended Eastwood High School for Boys in Essex, where he started broadcasting a radio show from the stock cupboard over the school’s speaker system.


Originally joining the BBC staff in the early 1970s, Wright started his broadcasting career in 1976 at Thames Valley Radio Radio 210 in Reading, Berkshire, alongside Mike Read. In 1979, he landed a significant opportunity at Radio Luxembourg, where he hosted his own nightly and Saturday morning shows. He presented “Steve Wright in the Afternoon” for 12 years on BBC Radio 1 and 23 years on BBC Radio 2, the latter being the UK’s most popular station, until September 30, 2022.

Steve Wright career

Continuing with his “Sunday Love Songs” weekend mid-morning show on Radio 2 until his passing, Wright also took over as the host of “Pick of the Pops” from Paul Gambaccini in October 2023. On BBC Television, he hosted various shows including “Home Truths,” “The Steve Wright People Show,” “Auntie’s TV Favourites,” and editions of “Top of the Pops” and “TOTP2.” Throughout his career, Wright won several awards, including Best DJ of the Year in the Daily Mirror Readers Poll and Smash Hits in 1994. In 1998, he was honored as TRIC Personality of the Year for his radio programs.

Net Worth

At the time of his passing, Steve Wright had amassed a net worth of $8 million.

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