The sports world is still reeling from the shocking death of Sean Cardovillis, a prominent sports commentator whose body was found outside his Westlands home on Saturday morning, September 9th.
Multiple world and Olympic champion and triple world record holder Faith Kipyegon held a recorded interview with Cardovillis hours before his death.
The interview was scheduled to air at 2 p.m. on Saturday before the news of his death broke out.
However, the public can now listen to the last conversation between Cardovillis and Kipyegon, where they talk about her achievements, challenges, and future plans.
The recorded interview is courtesy of Capital FM.
You can listen to the full interview here.
How Did Sean Cardovillis Die?
According to police and witnesses, Cardovillis’ body was discovered by a cleaner on the staircase leading to his fourth-floor apartment along Rhapta Road, where he lived alone.
It is unclear whether he was leaving for work or had died on Friday night, as the police are yet to establish the cause of his death.
Cardovillis had reportedly gone for a bicycle ride earlier in the day and returned home around 7 p.m. on Friday.
However, hours later, his lifeless body was found in the stairwell, raising questions about the circumstances surrounding his demise.
An ambulance arrived at the scene after the cleaner raised the alarm, but the medics declared him dead on the spot.
His body was taken to the mortuary, where an autopsy was planned to determine the exact cause of death.
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Sean Cardovillis Career and Achievements
Sean Cardovillis had a long and illustrious career in sports journalism, spanning over 20 years.
He worked for various media houses, such as Capital FM, Standard Group PLC and Nation Media Group, as a radio and TV sports commentator.
Additionally, he spent six years in Seychelles, where he worked for Paradise FM and Tal FM.
During his career, he covered international sporting events such as the London and Rio Olympics, the Cricket World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Africa Cup of Nations.
He also interviewed golf legend Tiger Woods twice in Dubai at the Dubai Desert Classic.
For his work, he won several awards, including the 2007 BBC Africa Radio Award for sports and the Sport Award at the 2007 CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards.
In June 2023, he rejoined Capital FM after 18 years, expressing his excitement about being part of the station’s rebranding efforts in the sports domain.
He presented sports updates from Mondays to Fridays and also hosted the Saturday Music and Sports show.
Sean Cardovillis had an immense passion for motocross.
His untimely passing is a great loss to the world of sports commentary, leaving many fans and colleagues mourning his tragic departure.