Radio and television personality Bo Griffin has died following a short battle with intestinal cancer. She was 51.
According to BV Buzz’s Jawn Murray, “Griffin apparently was unaware she had cancer and after feeling some pain back in January, she went to the hospital to have it checked out and received her grim diagnosis.”
The Greenville, SC bred entertainer had recently been guest-hosting the Game Show Network’s “GSN Live” and was due to begin working as a correspondent for the news magazine show “Extra,” where she had worked before.
Griffin was perhaps best known for her “Knock Knock Makeovers” on the nationally syndicated “Good Day Live,” where she worked alongside anchors Dorothy Lucy, Steve Edwards and Jillian Barberie. She also did segments for the show’s Los Angeles version, “Good Day LA.” [View clip below.]
Additionally, Griffin seved as a co-host on the short-lived nationally syndicated talk show, ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” in 2000 with co-hosts Cristina Ferrare, Sam Phillips, Dr. Drew Pinsky and Rondell Sheridan. [View clip below.]
Before moving to television, the self-described “southern girl” worked extensively in radio, earning the Glass Ceiling Award from Black Radio Exclusive magazine.
According to Murray, Griffin owned a successful boutique called Goddess in Greenville that she recently sold because of her plans to move back to Los Angeles full-time. She had gotten engaged last year and she and fiancé Grover were anticipating getting married this September.
Griffin is survived by her father Rev. David L. Hellams, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville; her fiance; two sisters Polly Peterson and Cindy Griffin; and a host of other family and friends.
Below, an Aug. 2007 clip of Bo Griffin on “Good Day LA,” and a
clip from “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.”