Mark Pilgrim Bio, Cause of Death, Age, Children, Family, Net Worth
Mark Pilgrim was a well-known media personality in South Africa, born on September 20, 1969.
Mark Pilgrim Cause of Death
Mark Pilgrim passed away following a battle with stage four lung cancer. He was diagnosed with the illness in March 2022 and disclosed in June of the same year that it had spread to his femur, the base of his spine, and lymph nodes. Despite undergoing treatment, Pilgrim sadly lost his fight with the disease.
Mark Pilgrim Age
At the time of his death, he was 53 years old.
Mark Pilgrim Children
Mark Pilgrim was survived by his two daughters, Tayla-Jean, 12, and Alyssa, 10.
Mark Pilgrim Career
He had an illustrious career in radio and television, starting as a DJ on Voice of Wits campus radio in the 80s. Pilgrim became a household name in South Africa, hosting numerous radio shows, including stints at 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 the station in 2003 and joined 94.7 Highveld Stereo in Johannesburg. Pilgrim continued to make waves in the industry and in October 2007, hosted a chart show broadcast on two radio stations simultaneously, KFM and 94.7.
Pilgrim retired from radio in June 2014 but made a comeback several months later on the all-new Hot 91.9FM in Johannesburg. Initially, he only did a Saturday morning show from 9 am to noon but eventually came back to radio full time, hosting a weekday show from 9 am to noon. His hard work and dedication paid off when he won an MTN Radio Award for Best Weekend Radio Show in South Africa in 2015 and the Liberty Radio Award for the Best Daytime Show in South Africa in 2019.
In recognition of his contributions to the radio industry, Mark Pilgrim was inducted into the South African Radio Awards Hall of Fame in 2021.
Pilgrim was not just a DJ but also a voice artist, spending many hours in post-production studios narrating radio and TV commercials. He was also a sought-after MC, hosting numerous corporate gala evenings.
In addition to his work in the media industry, Pilgrim was also 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.
Unfortunately, Mark Pilgrim passed away on March 5, 2023, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most beloved and influential media personalities in South Africa. His infectious energy, wit, and dedication to his craft will be missed by many.
Mark Pilgrim Net Worth
Mark Pilgrim had an estimated net worth of $5 million, at the time of his death.