Renowned Radio and TV broadcaster Mark Pilgrim dies

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Renowned radio and TV broadcaster Mark Pilgrim has passed away at the age of 53.

Pilgrim publicly shared his battle with lung cancer.

He started his broadcasting career at SABC radio.

Hot 10.7 FM Managing Director Lloyd Madurai commented in an online statement saying, “Old school radio pros like Mark don’t come around very often and the only comfort we can draw is the fact that Mark had an incredible impact on not just South African radio, but the broader community, bravely fighting this awful disease in the public eye, and inspiring and giving hope to people in a similar position.”

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Pilgrim leaves behind his fiancée and two daughters.