Kansas City Chiefs Grant Superfan Betty Johnson's Dying Wish

04/17/2015 04:02 pm ET | Updated Apr 17, 2015

Superfan Betty Johnson got her dying wish Thursday: a chance to see her beloved Kansas City Chiefs one last time.

Former team kicker Nick Lowery visited Johnson and gave her a kiss on the cheek, a team spokesman told The Huffington Post.

"We sang a prayer, and he was going to leave, and we noticed that she was no longer breathing," Johnson's granddaughter Autumn Barricks told KSHB. "We believe that she was just waiting to say goodbye to her Chiefs."

It was a fitting sendoff. Johnson used to get a kiss from former Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe before each game, the station noted.


Former Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe (pictured) regularly kissed Betty Johnson before games. But on the day of her death Thursday, Nick Lowery had the honor. (Source: KSHB)

According to Fox, Johnson, of Independence, Missouri, died at age 86 after her health deteriorated following a broken hip.

A season ticket holder since 1986, she missed just three games, the station said.

“She loves them so much,” daughter Susan Johnson told Fox. “Her Chiefs were more important to her than her home.”

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