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Mark Pilgrim (Mark Pilgrim), born September 20, 1969, is a well-known media personality in South Africa.

Mark Pilgrim has died after battling stage four lung cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease in March 2022 and revealed in June of that year that it had spread to his femur, base of his spine and lymph nodes. Despite receiving treatment, Pilgrim sadly lost his battle with the disease.

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At the time of his death, he was 53 years old.

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Mark Pilgrim is survived by his two daughters, Tayla-Jean, 12, and Alyssa, 10.

career of mark pilgrim

He has had an illustrious career in radio and television, starting in the 80’s as a DJ for the Voice of Wits campus radio station. Pilgrim became a household name in South Africa hosting numerous radio shows including work on 5FM, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 94.5 Kfm, Hot919 and Hot102.7fm.

In 1995, Pilgrim joined 5FM, where he quickly became a popular DJ, known for his infectious energy and wit. He left radio in 2003 to join 94.7 Highveld Stereo in Johannesburg. Pilgrim continued to make waves in the industry and in October 2007 hosted a chart show that aired simultaneously on KFM and 94.7 radio stations.

Pilgrim retired from radio in June 2014, but made a comeback a few months later with the brand new Hot 91.9FM in Johannesburg. Initially, he only did one Saturday morning show from 9am to noon, but eventually returned to radio full-time, hosting a weekday show from 9am to noon. His hard work and dedication paid off as he won the 2015 MTN Radio Award for Best Weekend Radio South Africa and the 2019 Freedom Radio Award for Best South African Daytime Radio.

In recognition of his contributions to the radio industry, Mark Pilgrim was inducted into the South African Radio Awards Hall of Fame in 2021.

In addition to being a DJ, Pilgrim is also a voice-over artist, spending a lot of time in post-production studios dubbing radio and TV commercials. He is also a sought-after presenter, having hosted numerous corporate evenings.

In addition to his work in the media industry, Pilgrim is a motivational speaker. He shared his story of overcoming testicular cancer and how it pushed him to follow his dreams, inspiring many South Africans with his resilience and determination.

Sadly, Mark Pilgrim passed away on March 5, 2023, leaving behind a legacy as one of South Africa’s most popular and influential media personalities. Many will miss his infectious energy, wit and dedication to his craft.

Mark Pilgrim Net Worth

Mark Pilgrim’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated at $5 million.



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