Veteran TV and radio presenter Mark Pilgrim has passed away at the age 53. Veteran South African TV and radio host Mark Pilgrim has passed away. On Sunday, March 5, the 53-year-old lost his fight with cancer.
News of his passing was shared by HOT1027, where Mark was a presenter.
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.”
In March, Mark received a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis. He disclosed in June that the cancer had expanded to his lymph nodes, the base of his spine, and his femur.
Veteran TV and radio presenter Mark Pilgrim has passed away
Fans became concerned when he hadn’t updated them in nearly a month when he had previously updated them on his development since last year.
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.”
Here are some of the condolences messages from his fans;
“Beloved radio presenter Mark Pilgrim has sadly passed away.
Pilgrim, who was battling stage four cancer at the time of his passing, will always be remembered for touching the lives of millions of people, both on and off the air.
Rest in Peace, Mark Pilgrim.”
“Very sad news of the passing of legendary broadcaster Mark Pilgrim. He fought a tough fight and inspired many in the process…and during his many years on radio. #RIPMark”
“I was really hoping Mark Pilgrim would make it. He fought a good fight. I’m glad he is resting now 🕊️”
“Terribly sad news that Mark Pilgrim has passed away. He fought so courageously.
Mark was always so friendly, so professional and just a pleasure to work with
Thoughts are with his fiancé, his daughters and his colleagues. May his memory be a blessing to you all.”