ATLANTA — One of Atlanta's most beloved media figures has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Radio host Silas "SiMan Baby" Alexander, III's family announced his passing on Wednesday via a Twitter post.
"After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, we feel at peace knowing that he can can rest now," family said in the statement.
Back in September, Alexander announced he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame inductee had shared the news on his Facebook on his 58th birthday.
In October, Alexander launched a podcast with his cousin, fellow radio veteran Gary Mitchell, who was also fighting the disease.
The two titled their show the "Cousins with Cancer Podcast."
Mitchell, also known as DJ Mix Master Mitch, would eventually pass in December following his own battle.
Pancreatic cancer is the same cancer that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek and Congressman John Lewis recently died with. There is currently no cure for stage 4, but doctors can manage it.
As news broke of Alexander's death, the City of Atlanta released its own tribute to the radio host who called the city his home for so many years.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens also released his own statement, saying "I join the entire Atlanta community as we mourn the loss of one of the cities most iconic voices."
Meanwhile, Atlanta City Council Member Michael Julian Bond said:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Atlanta icon and my dear friend, Silas ‘Si-Man’ Alexander. Not only was he a prominent radio host, the voice of many weekend nights and parties, he was an impactful community activist and constant contributor to the well-being of others. I often worked with him in the community or heard him working in the community over the air waves to bring uplift, resources, or encouragement to Atlanta. The echoes of his voice will forever reverberate as he will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences are extended to the Alexander family, as well as friends and fans of Silas during this time of bereavement.”