Toronto

Mark Dailey of Citytv dies of cancer

Mark Dailey, the veteran news anchorman recognized as the voice of Toronto's Citytv, has died of cancer, the station has announced.

Mark Dailey, Citytv's longtime news anchor and the much-revered voice of the Toronto station, died Monday afternoon after battling cancer.

Citytv reported that Dailey died at Sunnybrook hospital. He was 57.

Dailey announced in the fall that he was suffering from kidney cancer, which ultimately spread to his lungs.

Known for his baritone delivery, Dailey's voice was featured heavily in station promos and made him one of the most recognizable broadcast personalities in Toronto.

Born in Ohio on Aug. 1, 1953, Dailey worked as a police officer there before taking up journalism and joining CityPulse in 1979, where he produced and assigned news stories, the station said. Dailey also worked on the crime beat for a decade.

He had previously undergone a six-year fight with prostate cancer. In September, he revealed on air that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Dailey is survived by his wife, Kim, and his daughter, Nicole.

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