Steve Wright refused to talk about his health issues, says brother

Steve Wright wouldn’t talk about health issues if “something was wrong with him”, his brother has claimed.Police and paramedics were called to the BBC Radio DJ’s London home on Monday morning after reports of “an incident” at his central London flat. However, the 69-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.Police later confirmed the presenter’s death was “unexpected” but not “suspicious”, with further details yet to be confirmed.However his brother, Laurence Wright, 65, said the presenter “wouldn’t talk” about doctor’s appointments and wouldn’t “necessarily take advice”.‘He wouldn’t have help’Speaking to the Daily Mail, Mr Wright said: “He was aware that he could have looked after himself better, in his lifestyle choices. Obviously, we all wish he had. “It’s like anyone who doesn’t look after themselves over an extended period.“The normal stuff – diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress – he was a very stoic kind of guy as well so if he had something wrong with him and he had to go to have some treatment or go to the doctors, he wouldn’t talk about it.”Mr Wright added: “He was the kind of guy who would just carry on, take care of it, not talk about it, not make a big thing, that kind of stoic sort of attitude.“That’s just how he was – that probably didn’t help really, because he wouldn’t have help or take advice necessarily.”In a career that spanned more than four decades, Wright amassed millions of loyal listeners with programmes that aired on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.The broadcaster had pre-recorded a “pre-Valentine’s Day Special” of his Sunday Love Songs, which aired just a day before his death.

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