DJ Mike Smith dies

Mike Smith died on Friday 1st August from complications following heart surgery.

Smith was a DJ at London’s Capital radio and then spent six years at Radio one between 1982 and 1988, and was a presenter on Top of the Pops as well as hosting the BBC’s coverage of Live Aid in 1985.

Princess Diana once claimed that he was her favourite radio DJ.

He and his wife, Sarah Greene, hit the headlines in September 1988 once they were each seriously injured during a helicopter crash in Gloucestershire. Both survived but Greene injured both legs and one arm and Smith suffered a broken back.

The couple became engaged once they’d recovered and married a year later.


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