Kevin’s death investigated
UPDATE: Smooth Radio presenter Kevin Greening took large amounts of cocaine, ecstasy and date rape drug GHB on the eve of his 45th birthday, a police source has told The Sun newspaper. Meanwhile Trevor Dann pays tribute in a newspaper Obituary published online today.
Whilst The Sun reports "Former Radio 1 DJ Kevin Greening died during a marathon kinky sex and drugs session, it emerged yesterday", the Radio Academy director says: "he created some of the best radio of the last 20 years."
Investigations are continuing as man was arrested at the scene of his death on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs. He has subsequently been bailed to return on a date in March on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.
A Scotland Yard spokesman told the paper: "Officers attended a residential address in Wandsworth at 20:49 on Saturday following a call from the London Ambulance Service regarding a deceased male in his 40s found at the address. A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene in connection with the death and has subsequently been bailed to return on a date in March on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs pending further enquiries."
Meanwhile, speaking on behalf of all Kevin’s friends and colleagues at Smooth Radio, boss John Myers said: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the sudden death of Kevin Greening. He was a talented broadcaster and we were privileged to have him as our afternoon presenter at Smooth Radio in London. He was passionate about radio and all kinds of music and will be sadly missed not only by his colleagues at Smooth but by millions of listeners. It’s a terrible loss to broadcasting. Our sympathies are with Kevin’s family and friends at this time.”
BBC Radio 1 Controller Andy Parfitt has also paid tribute: "I was very sad and shocked to hear the news of Kevin's death and my thoughts are with his family and friends.
"Kevin was a warm and lovely person, who was widely respected in the radio industry. He combined a sharp creative mind with a rare ability to understand the needs of an entire radio station — he was a selfless team member.
"Personally I have much to thank Kevin for, in moments of crisis Kevin would always be there, dependable and mature, anchoring the schedule. Kevin worked hard at his craft, creating some great radio and enjoyed many successful years at Radio 1 — I respected him enormously."
[link=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article643862.ece]The Sun Article[/link]
[link=http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2234311,00.html]Travor Dann Obituary[/link]