Just two days after assuring fans that Mark Pilgrim was alive and well, radio station Hot 102.7 FM confirmed the passing of the beloved personality.
Pilgrim tragically died just one year after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.
The veteran TV and radio star leaves behind two children, Tayla-Jean and Alyssa, and fiancée Adrienne Watkins.
HOT 102.7 FM CONFIRMS MARK PILGRIM’S PASSING
The radio station shared the heartbreaking news on its social media platforms.
ALSO READ | MARK PILGRIM: 5 FACTS ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA’S MUCH-LOVED DJ
“He fought valiantly to the very end. Mark passed peacefully with his fiancée Adrienne at home.
“His family thank you for being part of his journey, for loving him, celebrating him, and supporting him always”.
RADIO LEGENDS REMEMBER STAR
Meanwhile, scores of radio personalities have remembered Mark Pilgrim for his work in the industry, which spanned over three decades.
They included tributes from presenters like Gareth Cliff, Tim Plewman and Brent Lindeque.
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
— Gareth Cliff (@GarethCliff) March 5, 2023
My dear friend Mark Pilgrim passed away today… he fought harder than I thought was humanly possible. My sincere condolences to Adrienne and his daughter and all who knew him. I am heartbroken – go well my friend.
— Tim Plewman (@TimPlewman) March 5, 2023
My heart is shattered. Mark Pilgrim has just passed away. My friend, you fought so hard. 💔
— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) March 5, 2023