BREAKING: Neville Pillay has passed away

BREAKING: Popular comedian and radio host Neville Pillay has passed away

It is with great sadness that East Coast Radio shares the news of the passing of Neville Pillay. 

Neville Pillay
Neville Pillay/Facebook

The news reached the East Coast Radio family late this Thursday evening. 

Aside from gracing the airwaves on East Coast Radio and Lotus FM, Neville Pillay was also a popular stand up comedian and actor. Even though his cause of death has yet to be publicly shared,  but t is believed that he passed away from COVID-related illness. It is well-known that Neville had been struggling with his health over the last few years.

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He was just 45 years old. 

Programming Manager at East Coast Radio, Zane Derbyshire shared the following on the very sad breaking news story: 

On 20 September, Neville shared his final video on Facebook, sharing the state of his health after a decline in his oxygen levels.

As news of Neville's passing spread throughout the country, many of his friends, family and fans took to social media to pay tribute to him.

Neville was loved for his famous Top Dan comedy skits, also starring in the popular Kings of Mulberry Street and Curry and Vice. 

He is survived by his partner, Karol and their daughters. 

Main image attribution: Neville Pillay/Facebook

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