Veteran broadcaster Mark Pilgrim dies after cancer fight

Cape Town – Veteran radio DJ and TV presenter Mark Pilgrim has died after battling stage four lung cancer. Mark died at age 53 on Sunday morning, HOT 1027FM confirmed. He died at home with his family, the station said. “It was with great sadness that I share this news,” Lloyd Madurai, HOT 102.7FM, said in a Facebook post published an... Read more → The post Veteran broadcaster Mark Pilgrim dies after cancer fight appeared first on African Insider.

Veteran broadcaster Mark Pilgrim dies after cancer fight

Cape Town – Veteran radio DJ and TV presenter Mark Pilgrim has died after battling stage four lung cancer.

Mark died at age 53 on Sunday morning, HOT 1027FM confirmed.

He died at home with his family, the station said.

“It was with great sadness that I share this news,” Lloyd Madurai, HOT 102.7FM, said in a Facebook post published an hour later

“Our hero and brother and much-loved radio personality Mark Pilgrim lost his battle with cancer this morning at 10:45,” he said.

“He fought valiantly to the very end. Mark passed peacefully with his fiancé Adrienne [by his side] at home. They were together for his last breath.

“The family thank you for being part of his journey. For loving him and for celebrating  him and supporting him always. Mark will be greatly missed by all. May his soul rest in peace,” Madurai  said.

Since the announcement of the sad news, Pilgrim is currently a trending topic on social media, as tributes pour in.

After 33 years of his cancer being in remission, Mark was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in March 2022.

Since then, he has regularly updated his followers about his journey with the hope of inspiring them.

Here are some of the tributes

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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe 

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