Much-loved Hot 91,9 DJ Gavin Singh passed away on Thursday afternoon.
According to Lloyd Madurai, the station’s Managing Director, Gavin had a “massive heart attack”.
“I deliver this statement on behalf of Hot 91.9fm with an incredible sense of sadness and disbelief. At approximately 4pm yesterday 13 July 2017, Hot 91.9fm presenter Gavin Singh, suffered a massive heart attack. Medical staff tried to revive Gavin but were unsuccessful in their attempts. Gavin Singh passed away at 4:20pm,” Lloyd said in a media statement.
“Today we mourn the tragic loss of a gentle soul, with a kind heart, who we were truly blessed to have spent each day with. Gavin, your tragic loss has left us with a feeling of emptiness and hurt and whilst this time will not be easy, together as a Hot 91.9 family we will get through this together.”
Gavin was a well-known media personality. According to Bizcommunity, he had been part of the media industry for over 20 years.
His silky voice was a regular part of many people’s days.
Lloyd ended his statement with these touching words: “Rest in Peace Gav. We will miss you.”
Many radio personalities took to Twitter to express their grief at the passing of the radio veteran, including Darren Simpson and Sasha Martinengo:
So sad to hear the news last night of the passing of Gavin Singh. For years he used to take over from my show on… https://t.co/75BDNnk5Bt
— Jeremy Mansfield (@JeremyXVR) July 14, 2017
RIP Gavin Singh. Your passion for radio and your voice will be missed.
— Barney Simon (@BarneySimon) July 14, 2017
Good Morning. Devastating day hearing of the loss of Gavin Singh. RIP my friend.
— Sasha Martinengo (@F1sasha) July 14, 2017
Really sad to hear of the very sudden passing of Radio Jock Gavin Singh. Yoh Life is way too short. RIP Brother
— Darren Simpson (@WhackheadS) July 14, 2017