According to reports, his body was found outside his house in Nairobi’s Westlands area on Saturday, September 9.
Police said Sean’s body was found on the staircase by a cleaner who was on duty.
On Friday, September 8, Cardovillis is said to have gone out for a bicycle ride earlier before returning home in the evening.
Further, witnesses said that an ambulance and the police arrived at Sean’s home after the cleaner found the body.
However, Sean was declared dead at the scene and his body taken to the mortuary.
In addition, the police said they were ye to establish the cause of his death.
Also, the medics did not establish whether Sean died on Friday, after returning from bike ride, or Saturday morning while he was leaving his house.
At the time of his death, Sean worked at Capital FM as a sports journalist.
Capital FM mourns Cardovillis
Capital FM confirmed the death of the sports commentator adding that his family has already been informed
“We are deeply saddened to announce that the world of sports has lost one of its most iconic voices, Sean Cardovillis.
Sean’s powerful commentary and infectious enthusiasm for sports made him a household name locally and internationally.
At Capital FM, we pay tribute to the man who brought sports to life for millions of our listeners around the world,” said Capital FM in a condolence message.
Further, Capital FM added that Sean was a Sports News Presenter and premiered the popular Saturday Music and Sports show.
Additionally, the station said his last interview was with multiple World Champion Faith Kipyegon, which was scheduled to air on Saturday, September 9.
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Medical Bill Appeal
In February 2022, Sean appealed for financial support to enable him to pay medical bills after spending a long time in hospital.
Sean made the appeal through social media where he revealed that he had been hospitalized after experiencing chest pains, which turned out to be pneumonia.
According to his post, his lungs had collapsed, and he also had an infection around his heart.
In a Facebook post, Capital FM Founder Lynda Holt urged friends and well-wishers to support Sean.
“Please support this wonderful guy Sean Cardovillis Sean, who has given us so much pleasure over the years and now it’s time for us to give back. Please, every little count,” she wrote.
Sean joined Capital FM in January 1997 and worked as a sports editor for nine years up to 2005.
Between April 2006 and March 2012, he worked at Paradise FM in Seychelles as a radio presenter.
Also, he served as the head of radio at Nation Media Group (NMG) in 2014 for one month.
Further, between 2014 and 2020, he was a sports journalist at NMG.
In June 2023, he rejoined Capital FM as a sports journalist.