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Sunday, October 30, 2022

BIOGRAPHY AND WIKIPEDIA: South African presenter, Jeremy Mansfield, confirmed dead by top journalists

South Africans have flooded social media to pay their condolences to all who loved veteran TV and radio personality Jeremy Mansfield.

Mansfield died on Monday morning. His death was confirmed by close friend Samantha Cowen.

She said his family was “devastated” by his passing and had asked for privacy.

Mansfield was diagnosed with liver cancer in January after previously battling leukaemia. Doctors diagnosed stage 4 cancer, and in August 2022 he revealed it was terminal and only subject to palliative care. 

Samantha said right to the end those close to him read Jeremy well wishes messages from fans.

“He knew he was loved and it mattered. He mattered. There will be a new star in the sky tonight. As he would have said: good night, bunnies.”

Mansfield won ears and hearts with his shows on Radio 702, Highveld Stereo and Hot 91.9, and hundreds flooded social media to remember the star.

Veteran TV and radio personality Jeremy Mansfield has died, his close friend Samantha Cowen confirmed in a statement on Monday.

“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.

"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 the world be a better and shinier and funnier place and he drove the road to that destination at 1,000 miles an hour with no rearview mirror, all of the rest of us clinging on for dear life.

"We will miss him. The family is devastated and is asking for privacy during this time."

Mansfield was diagnosed with liver cancer in January after a previous battle with leukaemia. Doctors confirmed he had stage 4 cancer, and he was put on treatment immediately.

“Haven't posted for ages. Reason being I've been in hospital battered by tests as I was not feeling 100%. Turns out I have a form of liver cancer,” the star said.

Mansfield was upbeat and defiant after the diagnosis, vowing to make the most of life.

However, in August 2022, the loved media personality took to Facebook to reveal his cancer was terminal and only subject to palliative care.

Mansfield said all he wanted to do was dedicate the time he had left to having as much fun as possible. 

“This dream team (as I now refer to them) will guide me through how to have as much fun in the time I have left and fulfil as many dreams, big and small, I have in my bucket list. A new journey for Kari and the rest of our families start today,” he wrote.

He revealed in January that his cancer has returned. Early last month, he shared the heartbreaking news that his cancer had progressed to stage 4 and that it was terminal, and only subject to palliative care.

“[I] have had it confirmed by the specialist surgeon leading everyone in the team looking after me that my cancer is confirmed stage 4, terminal and is now only subject to palliative care.


“This dream team (as I now refer to them) will now guide me through how to have as much fun in the time I have left and fulfil as many dreams, big and small, [as] I have in my bucket list. A new journey for Kari and the rest of our families starts today,” he shared with his more than 84 000 Facebook followers in August.

The duo dominated the air waves for 13 years.

In 2009, Mansfield announced that he had been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. A year later he left the station.

In 2018, Mansfield returned to the air waves as the host of Hot 91.9 FM’s new morning show, Mansfield in the Morning, with his long-time colleague Sam Cowen as his co-host.

Mansfield was born in Grahamstown, where he attended school at the prestigious Kingswood College. He studied Speech and Drama and Journalism at Rhodes University.

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