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Media Personality Mark Pilgrim dies

South African veteran TV and radio presenter, Mark Pilgrim, has died. The 53-year-old lost his battle with cancer on Sunday morning, 5 March.

News of his passing was shared by HOT1027, where Mark was a presenter.

Mark Pilgrim

The statement read: “He fought valiantly to the very end. Mark passed peacefully with his fiancé Adrienne at home.” “His family thank you for being part of his journey, for loving him, celebrating him and supporting him always.”

Mark was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in March. In June, he revealed that cancer had spread to his femur, the base of his spine, and lymph nodes.

He updated his fans and supporters on his progress since last year and fans got worried when he had not updated them in almost a month.

Mark Pilgrim

On Saturday, 4 March, Hot 102.7 FM’s managing director, Lloyd Madurai, shared a short statement saying: “Mark Pilgrim is grateful for your prayers and support. Mark has not been active on his social media platforms as he has taken this time to focus on his treatment. In spite of the challenges over the last few months, he remains positive.”

Tributes poured in on social media.


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