Radio legend Mark Pilgrim passed away this morning at the age of 53 years, this comes after a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer.
The passing of the much-loved radio presenter was confirmed by Hot FM’s general manager Lloyd Madurai.
“It is with great sadness that I share this news, that our brother and hero and much loved radio personality lost his battle with cancer this morning. he fought valiantly to the very end. Mark passed peacefully with his fiancé Adrienne at home.
“They were together for his last breath. His family thank you for being part of his journey, for loving him, celebrating him and supporting him always,” adds Madurai.
Pilgrim worked for a number of radio stations, including 5FM, KFM, 94.7 Highveld.
Apart from radio activities Mark was a sought-after voice artist, published author, MC, corporate DJ, and motivational speaker, along with holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Industrial Psychology and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
In 2021 Pilgrim was inducted into the SA Radio Awards Hall of Fame, but he also made his mark in TV, hosting numerous prime-time shows over the years, including, memorably, South Africa’s first-ever ‘Big Brother’.
May his soul rest in peace and prayers to Mark’s family and friends.