South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied

When asked, “How do you want the people you’ve touched to remember you?” Mark Pilgrim said, “I’m proud of my achievements over the years, but I simply want to be remembered as the best Dad ever”.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (07 March 2023) – A South African photographer who worked closely with Mark Pilgrim posted a series of photos he took with the radio legend over the years.

Pilgrim was a beacon of light on South African radio, giving people reasons to smile daily. The news of his tragic passing is reverberating across social media with a common thread of sadness… he really was a friend to all.

The radio legend continued to radiate hope and be an inspiration to all through his positive messages while battling stage 4 lung cancer. Sadly, Hot FM released a statement on Sunday morning confirming that the South African radio legend and good friend to Good Things Guy had passed away.

The talented radio presenter worked closely with Marc-Gregory – an award-winning, South African Purpose Artist. His artistry, combining portrait photography and digital art, has been featured in the Huffington Post and Sunday Times and touted as fresh, alternative and modern.

Gregory released a series of photos he had taken of Pilgrim over the years, which he has permitted Good Things Guy to share.

“With sad hearts, we wish Mark Pilgrim farewell. Thank you for all that you have offered us along your journey – music, positivity, hope and joy. Gone, but never forgotten,” Marc-Gregory said.

From portraits, to his love of radio, and even staying fit at 53, Gregory’s tribute showcased Pilgrim in many different lights – even sitting next to an Emperor Penguin (who adapt to living in harsh Antarctic conditions and have the ability to survive without food for several months during the winter). Gregory says that the radio legend recognised that “he was someone who never gave up when faced with adversity”.

South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied
South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied
South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied
South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied
South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied
South African Photographer Releases Beautiful Tribute to Mark Pilgrim!
Photo Cred: Marc-Gregory | Supplied

Sources: Mark Gregory 
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