Radio legend Jeremy Mansfield has died at the age of 59. The South African broadcaster had liver cancer. In August he announced that his diagnosis was terminal.
Mansfield was known for his presenting skills on TV and radio, but it was the latter that made him famous.
He was the presenter of the morning show, The Rude Awakening on 947. At the time it was the biggest breakfast show on radio in Johannesburg. He hosted the show alongside his long time friend Sam Cowen and protégé Darren Whackhead Simpson.
As a TV host, he gained recognition for shows like A Word Or 2 which ran for 10 seasons. He also hosted the comedy show Laugh Out Loud while being joined by Simpson.
His close friend and former co-hist Cowen announced his passing in a social media post.
“This morning a light went out in the world. Jeremy Mansfield passed away just begore dawn. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends and boundless love.”
Mansfield was fondly remembered for his larger than life personality.
“Jeremy lived large, he didn’t know how to do small. He loved hard, laughed loud and managed to combine mischief and mayhem with heart and soul.”
Tributes have been pouring in from former colleagues and fans across the globe.
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