Capital FM Sports Journalist Dies

Capital FM Sports Journalist Dies

Capital FM Sports Journalist Dies

Sean Cardovillis, a veteran sports commentator, died at his home on Rhapta Road in Westlands, Nairobi.Close friends with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed that a relative discovered him dead at his home.

He was discovered outside his house, according to police, who spoke to the media. The sports journalist has been sick for a long time. In 2022, he was admitted to a city hospital’s High Dependency Unit (HDU), where doctors closely monitored his progress. Cardovillis was later diagnosed with pneumonia, causing his family to seek financial assistance to cover medical expenses.

“Sean has been in the hospital for quite some time. He is receiving professional treatment and is improving, but he requires monitoring and additional care,” according to a flyer distributed by his family.Cardovillis is a well-known sports broadcaster and personality with over 20 years of experience in radio and television.

He has previously worked in the Sports area for Capital FM, Standard Group PLC, and Nation Media Group. He worked at Paradise FM on the Tal FM in the Seychelles between 2006 and 2012.Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, including the BBC Africa Radio Award for Sports in 2007 and the Sport Award at the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards in 2007.International athletic events covered by the journalist include the Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro, the Cricket World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, and the Africa Cup of Nations. He also interviewed Tiger Woods twice in Dubai during the Dubai Desert Classic.

His career began in 1997 as a presenter at Capital FM, where he moved through the ranks to become the sports editor. He joined Nation as a radio sports commentator after 17 years before shifting to TV as a sports journalist.

In 2020, he announced his intention to leave NTV and take a vacation from active journalism. A year later, he announced his return to Capital FM after an 18-year absence, delivering sports updates Monday through Saturday.

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