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Pat Johnson,"Grannies on Safari" Co-star, Dies at 73

by  CN Team on September 12, 2017
Pat Johnson,"Grannies on Safari" Co-star, Dies at 73

A year after her friend and traveling companion Regina Fraser died in May 2016, also at 73.

Ms. Johnson was fighting breast cancer and had gone through chemotherapy. Doctors had just put her on an experimental drug to help fight the cancer when she had a heart attack on Aug. 25. She died on Aug. 31.

Her niece, Kelli Slaughter, who lived next door to her in Henderson, Nevada, described her as “a good person who was friendly to everybody.”

“She was impassioned about the arts and she loved her family,” Slaughter said. “Art and travel were her life and she always believed there was so much more to see.”

Ms. Johnson was deeply involved with the arts, and before joining her friend on their TV travels, she was the founding director of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and worked at the Chicago Cultural Center, Slaughter said.

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