Is Richard Dawson’s Wife Gretchen Johnson Still Alive?

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on June 25, 2023
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    Gretchen Johnson┬árose to popularity after her marriage to her late husband, actor, and television host Richard Dawson. From shining all over the media, after her marriage, it has been a long anyone has seen Johnson around. So, people might have many curiosities about her current life. Is Richard Dawson’s wife, Gretchen Johnson still alive?

    In this article, we will talk about whether the celebrity wife is living or dead. We will also look at Gretchen’s health conditions if any.

    Is Richard Dawson’s wife Gretchen Johnson Still Alive?

    Sadly no, Dawson’s wife, Gretchen is not alive today. According to an article published by Find a Grave, Richard’s spouse has already passed away. She was the youngest child of her family and if alive, currently would have been 67 years old.

    Dawson's wife Gretchen Johnson is atill alive.
    Actor Dawson’s wife, Gretchen Johnson is dead.

    Despite being pretty common around the media during her marriage, Johnson lived a secluded life after losing her husband. Due to this reason, a lot of people were confused about her death.

    Gretchen Is Assumed to have died in 2022

    The TV host’s wife had been living a very secret life out of all the limelight. She was so much out of the media that we do not even know when Johnson passed away. Some news about the death of a lady named Gretchen Dawson came out last year i.e., in 2022. But it was not confirmed that the woman was Richard’s wife, Gretchen.

    Some believed that it was the same Gretchen and that the confusion had occurred due to the last name.

    Gretchen Lost Her Husband Richard to Cancer

    Johnson lost the love of her life Dawson to esophageal cancer on 2nd June 2012. He was 79 years old at the time of his death. The anchor was buried in Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles.

    Gretchen lost her husband to Cancer
    Dawson lost her husband, actor Richard to Cancer in 2012. Source: Getty Images

    The host took his last breath after losing a short-time battle with the deadly cancer. He was diagnosed with the disease just three weeks before his death. Richard did not go through any complex treatments.

    Where Did Gretchen Live Before Her Death?

    After the tragic death of her partner, Johnson made her way to private life and died the same way. She never used the fame that her husband gained during his lifetime to be in the media.

    A picture of Gretchen with her daughter.
    The most recent picture is of Gretchen with her daughter, Shannon. Source: Twitter

    Johnson fulfilled the responsibility of being a good wife and mother all her life. After her death, the assets she inherited through her husband and her properties might have been passed on to her daughter and grandchildren.