Neville Pillay Biography
Neville Pillay was a South African stand-up comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and radio DJ. He was a radio host on East Coast Radio and Lotus FM. He was also well-known for his famous Top Dan comedy skits. He starred in Kings of Mulberry Street and Curry and Vice.
Neville Pillay Age
Neville Pillay died on September 23, 2021. He was 45 years old.
Neville Pillay Wife
Neville Pillay was married to Karol Singh.
Neville Pillay Children
Pillay and his wife Karol Singh have two children.
Neville Pillay Family
Neville Pillay is survived by his wife, Karol Singh and their two daughters.
Neville Pillay Death
Popular Durban DJ and comedian Neville Pillay died on September 23, 2021, at the age of 45. Programming Manager at East Coast Radio, Zane Derbyshire shared the following on the passing of Pillay: “On behalf of the team at ECR, I want to offer our sincere condolences to Neville’s family and friends during this incredibly sad time. The loss can feel immeasurable, but so can the love and admiration that’s left behind. The smiles, laughter and memories will become tools to push away the pain. May he Rest In Peace.”
East Coast Radio wrote on Twitter: “We are saddened by the passing of Neviile Pillay. The news reached the East Coast Radio family late this Thursday evening. We extend our condolences and love to his friends and family. Thank you for the memories, Neville. Rest in peace.”
Radio personality Damon Beard wrote: “So sad to hear that Neville Pillay has passed away. What an honour it was to have worked with him. A truly good guy with such a wicked personality. RIP buddy and my deepest condolences to your family.”
Former radio host and DUT Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, Alan Khan said: “I tragically lost two family members earlier this week who passed on from complications related to COVID-19 and a few minutes ago, I received the sad news that my former colleague Neville Pillay has passed on. I was fortunate to have worked with Neville during my time at East Coast Radio. He was multitalented and creatively, very gifted. Apart from his outstanding ability on air, Neville was a popular comedian, a skilled and experienced MC, a talented songwriter (Master of the twisted tune) and an accomplished actor. When I returned to Durban after my stay at Jacaranda 94.2, we reconnected at Lotus FM where he was hosting the very successful breakfast show. I have so many fond memories of Neville and I will always smile when I remember his Top Dan jokes, his twisted tunes and the fun, happy radio that he created for so many years. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and fans. I pray that Neville will rest in eternal peace and may his memory always be a blessing…”
Radio Presenter Allie Jankee said: “My heart is Shattered! We just chatted and your last words to me was ” Lol Thank You Honey” Even in your most trying times, and no matter what you went thru, you always laughed and made everyone Around you Laugh. OMG my dear friend, brother Neville Pillay … I’m just heartbroken. We had such fun times, even thru your illness when I visited, I was still amazed at your sense of humor! I’m going to miss our chats and your smart liners, your parodies were the best and I was really looking forward to your new ideas. I guess God needed an Angel more.
My deepest condolences to you Karol Singh and the Girls and to all the friends and fans. We will all miss you Neville, An absolute Gem and Legend in the Radio and Entertainment Industry. Rest Well my friend.”
Neville Pillay Cause of Death
Neville Pillay died of a Covid-related illness. On 20 September, Neville shared his final video on Facebook, sharing the state of his health. He shared that he was back in hospital after a decline in his oxygen levels. In 2019, Pillay underwent eye surgery. He had also previously suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with kidney failure.
Neville Pillay Net Worth
Neville Pillay’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.