Vale: Steve Andrews

Brisbane radio host Steve Andrews, the “voice of QTQ9,” died on Monday after he was killed in a road tragedy at Woombye. Andrews is understood to have been hit as a pedestrian by a 17yo learner driver.

He was only 38.

As well as his Channel Nine commitments, Mr Andrews worked for radio station 4BC for about five years as host of its weekend evening program on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Yesterday afternoon, Mr Andrews’ former colleagues were preparing an on-air tribute to the man best remembered for his larger-than-life personality and command of funny voices.

“Steve was a remarkable bloke, just the most amazing talent,” 4BC program director Chris Adams told brisbanetimes.com.au.

“He was very well known within the industry as an extremely good mimic.

“His on-air trick was to answer the phone in other voices. A listener would ring up to talk to Steve and they’d be talking to the Prime Minister, Alan Jones, Sean Connery, you name it. He did a very good John Kerr as well.”

Police are investigating the cause of last night’s collision, however it is understood the female learner driver may not have been at fault.

Mr Adams said his former colleagues learned of his death last night.

“He was such a colourful bloke, very popular. I never met anyone who didn’t like him. He will be absolutely missed.”

Source: Brisbane Times

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