How did Mel Dzelde die? Cause of death & Health battle Explained

Mel Dzelde, a radio host from South Australia, died on December 8, 2022, at the age of 52. Let’s look at Mel Dzelde cause of death and how the Australian radio star passed away.

How did Australian radio star Mel Dzelde die?

On Thursday morning, Mel Dzelde lost her battle with motor neuron disease and cancer. At the age of 52, author and radio host Mel Dzelde passes away.

The terrible news was revealed on Thursday by Mel’s husband, Chris Dzelde, a fellow television personality.

“The world became a little darker this morning at 9.9.30 am when my beloved wife, Mel Dee Dzelde, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Her joy and incredibly gracious spirit will, however, live on in all who were touched by her particularly powerful, wonderful magic.”

“Thank you, my darling wife, for nearly ten years of married bliss! (We still called ourselves Newlyweds!), and I remain in constant awe of the happiness you beamed over EVERYONE! And, we’ll make sure the beams continue!  (they may even be more powerful now!) Special thanks to all of the Mary Potter Hospice for taking such wonderful care of us both.”

“Thanks to all for your wishes and prayers.”

Mel Dzelde Cause of death

Novelist and well-known radio broadcaster Mel Dzelde passed away after a battle with illness. Mel Dzelde Cause of death was Cancer and ALS.

She has struggled with a variety of medical conditions, including moto neuron disease and repeated bouts of cancer. Dzelde was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer five years ago. She underwent radiation and chemotherapy after that, but she carried on as usual with her work duties. She had a Rectal Resection and had to utilize an ileostomy bag, which was quite tough for her.

Before being diagnosed with Stage 4 rectal cancer on a fourth occasion, Mel had already battled cancer three times. She was identified with Motor Neurone Disease last year while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

She lost her battle with the illness after a protracted battle today.

Who was Mel Dzelde?

In Australia, Mel Dzelde was a well-known radio host. Mel served as an executive producer for Kym, Ali, and Dzelde at Mix 102.3 at the start of the new millennium.

At Mix 102.3, she first met Chris Dzelde, with whom she later grew close after seeing him play. She married Chris Dzelde several years later.


Mel Dzelde doesn’t let the disease affect her happiness.

“I have had an ongoing battle with cancer since 2017. It happened originally when I was pregnant with my youngest child who turns 21. I now have stage 4 rectal cancer.

“During hard times, I decided I had to go to a happy place. Even when I couldn’t lift my head, I’d go to my happy place!”

Mel Dzelde Dead at 52.

Mel then chose to write a children’s book named Azzurra about a five-year-old girl with cancer.

“It’s a picture book with a difference. Why can’t adults have picture books as well?”

“While the topic may sound deep, Mel assures us that it’s a “high vibe story about hope and finding your inner dragon”.


GoFund Me Campaign

Oprah Winfrey contacted Mel and donated $15,000 to her Go Fund Me campaign, which was started by The Ali Clarke Breakfast Show. Mel’s holiday dreams were fulfilled by this.

To grant Mel’s wish of having a wonderful Christmas with her family and loved ones, the Ali Clarke Breakfast Show and the Power FM breakfast team worked together.

Tributes to Mel Dzelde

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved her.

Liz Trumble Commented,

“Dearest Chris Dzelde,My sincere condolences to you and your family, for the loss of our beautiful angel Mel Dee Dzelde! She has lit up the sky with her magic!
Forever in our hearts 💕Rest In Peace, Beautiful Angel.”

July Clay Commented,

“So sorry to hear this Chris. Mel sounds like such an AMAZING person and we all know what an amazing person you are. It seems like you two had something very magical. Thinking of you, big hugsXX ”

Yvette Mitchell Commented,

“What an amazing man with your strength. Your beautiful Mel is now with the angels. My deepest condolences to you and the family. Mel touched so many hearts including mine. Rest now beautiful Mel.  ”

Anita Williams Commented,

“My thoughts are with you & your family. Mel seemed like a wonderful person”

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish her eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones, family, friends. May she rest in peace.


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