Mystery into 'unexplained' death deepens
A man has been arrested following the death of former BBC Radio 1 DJ radio Kevin Greening.
The man, in his 50s, was held at the address in Wandsworth, south London, where Greening‘s body was found at the weekend.
He has been questioned on suspicion of possessing and intending to supply Class A drugs, and has been bailed until March.
Greening died in his sleep on Saturday (December 29) at the age of 44. He was one day shy of his 45th birthday.
A post-mortem examination has failed to establish the cause of his death and further tests will now be conducted, the Metropolitan Police said.
The case is being treated as an “unexplained” death and detectives from the force’s specialist crime directorate are involved in trying to establish what happened, the BBC reports.
This unit investigates London‘s “most serious and high-profile cases” and is sometimes described as the ‘Murder Squad’ by the media.
However, a Scotland Yard spokesman insisted this was not currently a murder inquiry.
Police said that officers had gone to “a residential address in Wandsworth” just before 2100 GMT on Saturday, following a call from the London Ambulance Service stating that a man in his 40s had died.
Formal identification has yet to take place and an inquest will be opened “in due course”.
Greening‘s death was confirmed by his agent Chris North who said his client died “peacefully” in his sleep on Saturday, but gave no further details.
Greening joined Radio 1 from Virgin in 1994 and hosted the breakfast show with Zoe Ball from 1997 to 1998.
After leaving Radio 1, Greening worked at BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC World Service and London stations including Jazz FM, Heart 106.2 and XFM.
At the time of his death he was a host with London‘s Smooth Radio.
5Live‘s Simon Mayo, also a former Radio 1 DJ, was among the first to pay tribute to Greening.
“He was quite shy – sometimes a bit embarrassed about achieving the level of fame he had,” he said.
“The work that he put in to his programmes was fantastic. He was very meticulous. He was just a fantastic example and naturally gifted.”