Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim leaves a legacy for all South Africans.
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Positive vibes only: 5 Reasons Mark Pilgrim was Mzansi’s hero

Mark Pilgrim encouraged South Africans to never stop believing in their dreams. Here are more reasons Mzansi will always remember him…

Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim leaves a legacy for all South Africans.
Images via Instagram

South Africans are mourning the loss of Mark Pilgrim, after he retired from his battle with stage four lung cancer on Sunday, 5 March.

And it’s clear that the love he is receiving is the same that he has given his fans over the years as on Mzansi’s prolific radio and TV presenters.

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He was a fighter to the end

Mark was the epitome of a fighter – bravely tackling cancer for the second time in his life. Despite his health prognosis, the star always had a smile on his face and a positive message to share.

“Don’t stop believing” is just one of his popular phrases he lived by.

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He had a silly sense of humour

Mark Pilgrim had the ability to make light of difficult situations and poke fun at himself. Like this hospital experience below, for example…

He was a hands-on dad!

Mark has two daughters from a previous relationship: Tayla-Jean and Alyssa. When he wasn’t undergoing intensive cancer treatment, he was spending every moment of his time with them.

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He loved passionately

Mark Pilgrim may have a divorce behind him, but that didn’t stopped him from opening up his heart again. The Hot 102.7 host and his fiancee Adrienne Watkins were planning their wedding at the time of his death.

He was a people person

As one of South Africa’s most loved radio personalities, Mark had mastered the art of making every person feel like they matter. And so did he!

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