Steve West has died, according to a statement posted online on May. 12, 2020.
San Diego and its music community were stunned on Monday by the announcement of the death of legendary local radio DJ Steve West, who was 68.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
I just found out one of the pioneers of San Diego alternative music, the DJ known to us all as Steve West just passed away and I am so incredibly heartbroken. His amazing British lilt on 91X defined my musical childhood. RIP Steve. pic.twitter.com/6Cz8NUiEEB
— KAREN™ (@karen_killjoy) May 11, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
If you’ve lived in San Diego anytime during the past 30, it was hard not to hear radio legend Steve West on the radio. He was such a big part of @91X during my high school years. Thanks Steve for all you did. for the biz. #radio https://t.co/pBdhPmx8Ay
— Dan Mitchinson (@dmitchinson) May 12, 2020
He was the one we listened to when 91x was everything. Meeting Steve was like meeting Mick. He is a legend. For San Diegans, this is a huge loss. He was radio. Rest In Peace Steve West. pic.twitter.com/MxAf4iLxS5
— Tommy Sablan (@tommysablan) May 11, 2020
I’m just sitting here crying my eyes out over Steve West. I’ll never forget his voice. I’ll never forget all the music he gave me, like it was chosen just for me. He’s probably at least 20% responsible for the person I became. Gutted. Heart broken. pic.twitter.com/kh55e5wUT7
— (@FriarGal) May 11, 2020