Radio legend Jeremy Mansfield has died after battling stage four liver cancer. He was 59.

Adapted from News24 Article (source)

Mansfield’s death was confirmed by his close friend and former colleague, Samantha Cowen, in a statement on Monday morning.

“This morning a light went out in the world. Jeremy Mansfield passed away just before dawn. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends and boundless love.”

Cowen added her own tribute to Jeremy, saying: “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. The city was brighter and lighter with him on the airwaves, he changed lives every day. When he wasn’t raising millions for charity, he was raising fresh hell! Under a naughty exterior Jeremy had a huge soft heart. A lot of people got to see and hear that over the radio, but he saved his vulnerability for a select few. He was determined that the world be a better and shinier and funnier place and he drove the road to that destination at 1000 miles an hour with no rear-view mirror, all of the rest of us clinging on for dear life! Click here to read the full Facebook post

Jeremy confirmed that he had been diagnosed with liver cancer in January, 2022. In August he revealed that his diagnosis was terminal.

Of all the media ventures Jeremy is known for, his presence on radio was most prominent. He started on Capital Radio 604 in 1985, and hung up his headphones for the final time when he left Hot 91.9FM in 2021.

At the time of his death, he was the lead host of his YouTube show, Mansfield2day.

Jeremy is survived by his daughter, Gabriella. His mother died on 15 August, which was also his 59th birthday.

Adapted from News24 Article (source)