Popular longtime R&B radio host and deejay Silas “Simon Baby” Alexander announced over the weekend that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Alexander announced his 58th birthday on Saturday (September 4) via his Facebook page.
Alexander has been a staple on Atlanta radio over the past three decades, appearing on Wigo-AM, V-103, Kiss 104.1, Classic Soul 1025 and most recently Majic 107.5 / 97.5 2018 during that time until She has also regularly hosted late night parties in clubs, Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
For the past two years, Alexander has co-hosted a syndicated show with hip hop legend Jub Rock on nearly a dozen stations in markets such as Columbus and Augusta, Georgia. However, for the past one year, he has not been present at any of the Atlanta Metro stations.
speaking with AJC On Sunday, Alexander said he was diagnosed in June, but chose not to make his condition public until this weekend. He also revealed that he is on a chemotherapy and radiation regimen which forced him to take him off the air and attend the club.
Sikander told AJC That the treatment “has its challenges” but that he is working through it to the best of his abilities and “making it work.”
Kathy Jenkins, a former publicity director for both Radio One and Cox Radio and a close friend posted a gofundme page To encourage people to donate.
“We believe that nothing is too difficult for God,” Jenkins wrote. “Please join us in prayers for her complete healing and let’s show Seaman Baby how much we love and appreciate her by making this birthday weekend extra special.”