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Tributes from all over the country have been pouring in after legendary broadcaster Mark Pilgrim passed away on Sunday. He was 53.

Pilgrim fought a very brave and public fight against cancer but eventually died due to stage four lung cancer.

The news of his death was announced on Facebook by Lloyd Madurai, managing director at HOT 102.7FM: “Our hero and brother and much-loved radio personality Mark Pilgrim lost his battle with cancer this morning at 10:45.”

Fellow veteran broadcaster Alex Jay wrote: “Ah, Mark. You put up a very brave and public fight against cancer. Inspirational. Sadly the dreaded disease has claimed another victim. I’m going to miss you big time, baldy. Gone too soon. Heartfelt condolences to Mark’s daughters, family and fiancée.”

Pilgrim’s battle was followed by thousands as they supported him. He posted often on social media, informing the public of his well-being. Initially, he was only given three months to live, but he kept going for several more months.

The news of his death comes only months after the death of another broadcasting legend, Jeremy Mansfield. Mansfield died on 31 October from stage four liver cancer.

Image credit: The Citizen

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