Mark Pilgrim: Wiki, Bio, Age, Shows, Cancer, Death, Wife, Net Worth

Mark Pilgrim: Wiki, Bio, Age, DJ, TV Shows, Cancer, Death, Wife, Net Worth, Birthday, Birthplace, Address, Zodiac, Parents, Siblings, Education, Nationality: Mark Pilgrim was a South African DJ, Motivational Speaker, Radio and TV Presenter and a Media Personality who is famously known for his performance in Radio 5Fm, and his Television Shows such as “Power of Ten”, “Big Brother South Africa 1”, “Big Brother South Africa 2”, and “Big Brother Africa”. Mark suffered from Testicular Cancer which later spread to his lungs and heart and died of stage 4 Lung Cancer on March 5th, 2023. He initially overcame cancer and became a motivational speaker talking about his life and how battling with cancer changed his life. Keep reading this article to know more about his life and other personal details.

Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Mark was a famous Radio and Television Presenter. He was famous for being the DJ for 5FM. Mark was born on 20th September in the year 1969. He was only 53 years old when she died in 2023. He was born and raised in Kent, England where he did schooling and all, but he is actually from South Africa. Born on 20th September, his Sun sign or Zidac sign was Virgo.

Mark Pilgrim Parents, Siblings, Education

Mark Pilgrim was born to his parents, in Kent, England. However, his parents might have been from South Africa because of which he inherited a South-Afrcian Nationality, even though he was born and raised in England. Despite his popularity, he has never revealed much about his parents or siblings. He finished his schooling at Sasolburgh High School and graduated from Edinburgh Business School with an MBA Degree. He also did a course in B.Com. in Industrial Psychology and Business Economics and worked as a quantitative consumer researcher for nine years.

Mark Pilgrim with his daughters

Mark Pilgrim Career, DJ, TV Shows

Pilgrim started his radio career on Voice of Wits campus radio in the 80s. In 1995, he joined 5 FM where he worked as a DJ but left it soon after. He then joined 94.7 Highveld Stereo in Johannesburg. He was an expert radio presenter and in 2007, Pilgrim hosted a chart show broadcast on two radio stations simultaneously (KFM and 94.7). However, he retired from radio in 2014, but he couldn’t stay out of it and rejoined the all-new Hot 91.9FM in Johannesburg, initially just doing a Saturday morning show from 9 am–noon, but eventually coming back to radio full time and also doing Monday to Friday 9 am–noon.

For his amazing performance, he won an MTN Radio Award for Best Weekend Radio Show, the Liberty Radio Award for the Best Daytime Show in South Africa, and was inducted into the South African Radio Awards Hall of Fame for his contribution to the radio industry. Mark appeared in a number of Television Shows such as “Big Brother South Africa 1”, “Big Brother South Africa 2”, “Big Brother Africa” and “power of Ten”. Over the years, he has also worked as a DJ in several corporate functions and nightclubs.

Mark Pilgrim Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Mark was a famous Radio Presenter and before his health deteriorated he looked really handsome. hence, he gained a lot of female attraction due to his wonderful body and magnificent personality. He dated Nicole Torres and the couple got married on the 7th of  July in the year 2007 the couple got divorced later in 2020 after spending 13 years together. Mark and Nicoem have two daughters together, Tayla-Jean who was born in 2010, and Alyssa who was born in 2012. In his last days, he has been dating Adrienne Watkins whom he considered to be his support system, and even asked her to marry him on New Year’s Eve. However, whether they got married or not is not available in the Media.

Mark Pilgrim Cancer, Death

Pilgrims have suffered from different types of Cancer all their life. He initially suffered from stage 3 Testicular Cancer which was discovered in 1988. However, he fought through his condition and later on became a motivational speaker where he talked about how overcoming cancer helped him and changed his life. Later on, in 2008, he suffered from a heart attack in his doctor’s office, and even though his heart was permanently damaged, his life was saved. His Testicular Cancer was a bad case that spread to his lungs and heart. However, he died on 5th March 2023 at the age of 53 while suffering from stage 4 Lung Cancer.

Mark Pilgrim Height, Weight, Nationality, Net Worth

Mark was a South African media Personality, and radio presenter popularly known as the DJ for 5FM. He was 5 feet 11 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.79 meters and 179 centimeters. Even though in his last years he became extremely thin because of his cancer problem, he was initially 75 Kg or 165 lbs. Even though he was born and brought up in England, he enjoys a South African Nationality. Before he died, he has a net worth of 5 million dollars.

Mark Pilgrim with Adrianne Watkins

Here is a full bio of Mark Pilgrim, his age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, girlfriend, wife, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Mark Pilgrim Information Table

Name Mark Pilgrim
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Radio and Television Presenter, DJ
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 179cm

meters – 1.79m

feet inches – 5ft 11in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 75kg

in pounds – 165lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Bald
Date of Birth 20 September 1969
Age at the time of death 53 years
Birth Place Kent, England
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Nationality South African
Hometown Kent
School Sasolburgh High School
College/University Edinburgh Business School
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Mixed
Date of Death 5th March 2023
Place of Death Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Hobbies/Interests N/A
Marital Status Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Adrianne Watkins
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Siblings N/A
Husband/Wife/Spouse Nicole Torres(ex-wife)

Adrianne Watkins

Children Tayla-Jean, Alyssa(daughters)
Net Worth $5 million

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Lesser Known Facts About the Radio Presenter

  • He was an ambassador of the Cancer Association of South Africa.
  • He was also the Johannesburg Chairman of the South African Market Research Association.
  • He died at the age of 53.
  • He worked as an MC in several corporate gala events.

FAQs on MarkMark Pilgrim

1)What was he suffering from?

He was suffering from stage 4 lung cancer.

2)When did he die?

He died on 5th March in the year 2023.

3)How old was he when he died?

He died at the age of 53.

4)Who was he married to?

He was married to his wife, Nicole Torres but was divorced in 2020.

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