Radio Facts: Bo was a beautiful black woman with an abundance of personality and flair. The industry has truly lost a great talent. She was planning a move back to LA to work on Extra and other assignments. Kev
A legendary voice of South Florida radio has been silenced.
Bo Griffen, known as ‘Bo The Party Animal’ back in the 80s and 90s passed away Tuesday from intestinal cancer. Griffin was 51-years-old. Griffin propelled Power 96’s Mindy and Bo Morning Show into one of the most popular morning programs in South Florida radio. She was also on Hot 105 and did entertainment reporting for a local TV Radio Station .
Power 96 personality DJ Laz said Bo will be missed. “The world has lost an amazing talent today. Bo, you were my friend, my co-worker and my mentor for many years. You inspired everyone that was fortunate enough to hear your voice. May you rest in peace. God bless.” Griffin was diagnosed with cancer in January of this year after she complained of a pain in her back.
Her career as a TV personality blossomed after she left South Florida, appearing on Good Day Live and guest-hosting the Game Show Network’s ‘GSN Live’. Griffin hosted the travel series ‘Blue Ribbon’ on Turner South and the home makeover show ‘The Big Reveal’ for HGTV as well. More recently Griffin owned a successful boutique called Goddess in Greenville in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. She recently sold the business because she had planned to move back to Los Angeles full-time. BV Buzz online reports that she had apparently just signed on to work as a correspondent for the news magazine show ‘Extra’, where she had done previous stints. Griffin is survived by several family members, including her father, The Reverend David L. Hellams, her two sisters Polly Peterson and Cindy Griffin.