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Date of Birth 18 January 1936Kenya
Date of Death 12 January 2006Lake Naivasha, Kenya  (homicide)
Birth NameJoan Wells Thorpe

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Joan was a British filmmaker and conservationist. She was the daughter of Edmund Thorpe, a British coffee farmer and safari guide. Joan and Alan Root (an amateur filmmaker) met and married in 1961. Since then they have made 10 documentary films on wildlife. They divorced in 1981. On January 12, 2006, assailants identified as an ex-employee and a poacher fired rounds from their AK-47 rifle into Joan Root's farmhouse striking her twice in the leg and once in the hip. She died of massive bleeding.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lester Solnin

Spouse (1)

Alan Root (1961 - 1981) (divorced)

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