Cape Town – South African radio legend Kevin Savage reportedly died on Saturday after a four-year battle with terminal cancer.
He was 69.
Kevin’s recent home on the airwaves Hot102.7FM announced the news on its Twitter account.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of a Hot 1027 radio legend. A few hours ago, Kevin Savage lost his battle to cancer. Rest in peace our Kevin Savage. We will miss you,” said the radio station.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of a Hot 1027 radio legend. A few hours ago, Kevin Savage lost his battle to cancer. Rest in peace our Kevin Savage. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/L2QsV3quzS
— HOT102.7FM (@Hot1027FM) July 9, 2022
According to The Citizen, Kevin’s career spanned more than four decades.
He became a household name and voice in South Africa.
Kevin worked at Capital Radio, 5FM, and rose to prominence as a voice-over artist for the lifestyle show Top Billing.
On Twitter, friends and fans expressed condolences.
Take a look at some of the condolences below:
Another radio legend has fallen. RIP to The Sav. Many, manyhappy years listening to #KevinSavage. Condolences to all who loved him.
— Lynne O’Connor (@LynneOConnorSA) July 9, 2022
I spent much of my teens listening to Radio 5 and you’re right about #KevinSavage having an iconic voice.
— Etienne Shardlow ??? ???️? ?? (@EttySh) July 9, 2022
Such a sore heart tonight. We’ve lost an incredible radio legend. Rest in peace, Kevin Savage. Thank you for the inspiration, for sharing your talent with us and for being the light in our radio world.
— BrownSugar (@UrsulaChikane) July 9, 2022
Gutted to hear the news that Kevin Savage died. He made me fall in love with radio and it was a singular honor to be able to work with him. Thanks for the great memories Sav
— Martin Slabbert (@martinslabbert) July 9, 2022
Picture: Facebook/ Renos Nicos Spanoudes
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo