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Tributes pour in for DJ Phil Wright

2013-02-27 12:27
Phil Wright
Cape Town - Friends and former colleagues of ex-5FM rock DJ Phil Wright have paid tribute to one of SA's most iconic voices.

The metalhead and Top Billing voice-over artist was found dead in his home on Tuesday, reportedly from natural causes.

No official report on his passing has been released yet, but Wright's former colleague Brian Oxley told 567 CapeTalk on Wednesday morning that paramedics said he slipped in the bathroom and broke his neck.

Oxley, a former colleague of Wright's at the then-Radio 5 told 567 CapeTalk: "The one I think of when I think of Phil is 'kind'. He was one of the kindest, most gentlest guys you'll ever meet."

'All-round great guy'

Oxley also praised Wright for his mentorship of young, aspirant broadcasters who were starting out in the industry. "He had time for them, he would coach them… He was just an all-round great guy," he said.

Former 5FM and SuperSport presenter Darren Scott was one of the first to break the news of Wright's death on Twitter:
  Wright's former 5FM colleagues later took to Twitter to pay tribute to Wright:

Afrikaans rock musician Karen Zoid also shared her memories of the late broadcaster:

Fans have taken to social networks to express their gratitude to Wright for having been introduced to rock and metal music via his late-night radio shows. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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