Alas, too, because I would have loved to see what she would do with 40 more years. Here's what she did in the last 10:
In 2000 she went on holiday to Kenya and decided to make the country her home. Struck by the mediocre and highly restricted local news programming, she began using her experience to its greatest effect. With sponsorship from the Ford Foundation she set up Media Development in Africa (Medeva) in Nairobi to train a new generation of Kenyan television film makers, and helping them to make a series of factual magazine shows about Kenya for Kenyans.
With the exception of its founder, Medeva was entirely staffed and managed by Kenyans, and it survived countless political upheavals and pressure from politicians to whom its standards and independence were completely alien and not always welcome. It trained well over 100 Kenyans in television journalism and production techniques – and paid them. It also made five series of a current affairs magazine show called Tazama! ("Look!" in Swahili), the most popular Kenyan television show after the news, with more than four million viewers each week.
[emphasis mine, although I'm struck by the --dash before "and paid them." Such an extraordinary thing?]
Medeva is also now working in Tanzania and Rwanda, according to this article. The Medeva website says that 20 Ugandans have also received training just this year.
Oh, breaks my heart, though, this one. Prayers for her husband and one-year-old son. Prayers for her co-workers and the program she founded. May her work continue to bear fruit.