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Mark Pilgrim will be remembered in a tribute party this weekend.
Images via Instagram: @markpilgrimza

‘Pilgrimage Party’: Mark Pilgrim remembered at tribute concert

Back to happier times: The late Mark Pilgrim will be remembered at a charity music concert celebrating his favourite music songs.

Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim will be remembered in a tribute party this weekend.
Images via Instagram: @markpilgrimza

Three months after the death of Mark Pilgrim, fans of the beloved radio and TV presenter will remember him in a fun tribute charity concert this weekend.

The “Pilgrimage Party” takes place on Saturday, 10 June, in Kyalami, Johannesburg, in memory of the late broadcaster.

The Hot 102.7 star died on 5 March after battling stage four lung cancer. He was 53 years old.

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The event – named after Mark Pilgrim’s Pilgrimage albums from the early 00’s – will raise money for his favourite charity: Reach For A Dream.

Mark was an ambassador for the NGO, which makes “wishes come true” for children living with life-threatening illnesses.  The party – strictly by invite – will play Mark’s favourite tracks from the 80s and 90s.

Spinning the decks will be Mark’s closest friends from Hot 102.7 FM – station manager Lloyd Madurai and several others.

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Tonight we bid our dearest Mark Pilgrim a proper farewell in true Mark Pilgrim style with the biggest hits of the 80's and 90's.

Posted by Shawn Bickerton on Saturday, 10 June 2023


Meanwhile, Mark Pilgrim’s fiancée Adrienne Watkins has shared another heartbreaking Instagram post in his memory.

Posting a picture of the radio legend in happy and healthier times, Adrienne shared: “Miss you, my love bug.”

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Mark Pilgrim’s fiancee Adrienne Watkins shared an Instagram post dedicated to the late star. Image via Instagram: @adswatkins

A month after his death, Adrienne poured her heart out over her pain of losing her partner.

The Johannesburg consultant shared a picture taken by Mark of his kitchen. She captioned it: “You took this photo of the doggies waiting for me at the door when I went for a run, a year and a bit ago, and sent it to me, reminding me how much I am loved.

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“Today this is me…..Staring at the door and waiting… waiting for you, my baby.”

Unlike the famous phrase, time is not healing Adrienne’s broken heart.

She continued: “My heart breaks a little more every day with the realisation that you are not coming home….and that the time and distance between us is growing….and knowing that I will spend my whole life waiting for you.

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Mark Pilgrim and fiancée Adrienne Watkins. Image via Instagram: @markpilgrimza

She added: “I am surrounded by friends and family and love, and while I’m not alone, I have never in my life felt so lonely. The only person I want more than anything is my human – You.

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“I miss you more and more with every passing day and wish more than anything you’d come home to me.”