Mike Smith Death, Obituary – Mike Smith has passed away untimely and unexpectedly leaving friends, loved ones, family, and the entire community heartbroken and in grievance, according to a social media sharing. After obtaining his own show on BBC Radio 1 in 1982, Mike Smith made an instant and profound influence on listeners, who mourned his passing at the age of 59 due to complications after heart surgery. A year later, while he was still young and attractive, the DJ was hosting a number of famous television programs.
In the beginning, he worked alongside Selina Scott as a co-host on the BBC program Breakfast Time for one day each week. Later, he was granted his own celebrity gossip programme called Show Business (1983). Alongside the meteoric rise of his television career, Smith made his way back to Radio 1 in 1986 to host the flagship breakfast show from that station from 1986 to 1988. This achievement earned Smith the title of DJ of the Year at the Sony Awards for two consecutive years and the Variety Club Radio Personality of the Year award in 1987. However, his effectiveness in getting the crowd involved got him into some controversy on more than one occasion.
After students at a West Sussex school submitted letters to Smith’s Get Your Own Back segment on the breakfast show in 1987, the teachers’ union lodged a complaint over the matter. Their satirical “school report” stated that a chemistry instructor didn’t wash their hands very often, was chronically tardy to class, and flirted with a female lab assistant as she was stocking the chemicals closet. Smith had a childhood dream of being a train driver from the time he was a little boy growing up in Hornchurch, Essex. On the other hand, when he attended King Edward VI grammar school in Chelmsford, he relished the opportunity to serve as a DJ for sixth-form dances.
In spite of his father’s best efforts, he was unable to secure a position in the automotive business when he dropped out of high school before completing his A-levels. However, Smith had enough self-assurance to submit an application for the position of BBC1 controller of programs in 1993. Unfortunately, Smith was informed that the corporation was looking for someone with previous experience in managerial roles. In the end, he decided to step away from hosting and, in 2003, he established his own company called Flying TV, which offers aerial shooting services to various producers.
This includes providing coverage of events for the BBC such as the Boat Race and the Red Arrows at the British Grand Prix. When he wasn’t serving in his capacity as managing director, you could find him behind the controls of a helicopter or behind the camera. An experienced pilot, he and his girlfriend at the time, the former host of Blue Peter Sarah Greene, survived a helicopter crash in 1988 that left him with broken bones in his back and ankle and left her with broken bones in both legs and an arm. Both of them suffered injuries consistent with broken bones. After a year had passed, the pair tied the knot.