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Guyana`s `Aunty Pat` Passes On

CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. July 2, 2009: Guyanese nationals who grew up on the radio voice of broadcaster, Pat Cameron, were yesterday actively forwarding emails and expressing shock at her passing.

According to information posted by her daughter, Gail Cameron-Langevine, on FaceBook, the broadcaster, known to many as `Aunty Pat,` passed away Tuesday after being  hospitalized last Friday.

She reportedly suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm last Thursday, according to the Kaiteur Newspaper.

Before there was American Idol, there was Cameron, who as host of the influential radio show, `On Show Young Guyana,` helped give recognition to the musical abilities of many young Guyanese.

Cameron also hosted such shows as `A Visit with Patricia,` `Woman’s World,` `Countryside Gaff,` `Colgate Cavity Fighters Club,` `Beauty that Endures,` `Hear What Ah Tell You,` `Salute to Senior Citizens,` `The Talking Book (for the Blind),` and visits to institutions during Christmas, like the Dharam Shala and the Mahaica and Georgetown hospitals.

Cameron was 85 and is survived by three children, Gail, Dianne and Christopher. She joins several other famed Guyanese broadcasters who have passed on, including Bertie Chancellor and Pancho Carew.