Famous psychic Sylvia Browne has died at the age of 77, surrounded by family members in a San Jose hospital.
The psychic was a regular on talk shows including “Montel”, “The Tonight Show”, and “Larry King Live”.
Browne passed away just after 7am today at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California.
The online statement described the late medium as a spiritual guide who dedicated nearly 60 years of her life to helping others through readings, and an “advocate for justice” who worked with law enforcement agencies.
Browne was a frequent guest on “The Montel Williams Show”, where Browne appeared nearly weekly for over 17 years.
Montel Williams issued a statement saying, “A beacon that shined for so many was extinguished today, but its brightness was relit and will now shine forever for many of us from above. I, like so many of you, lost a friend today. But, as has been for the last twenty years, she’ll always remain a part of me. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sylvia’s family in this time of loss.”
Browne come under criticism after telling Louwanna Miller in 2004 that her missing daughter Amanda Berry was “not alive”. She told Berry’s mother she would see her daughter “in heaven, on the other side.”
Berry ended up being rescued last May in the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro, where they’d been held captive for nearly a decade.
Sylvia Browne posted a statement on her website saying, “If ever there was a time to be grateful and relieved for being mistaken, this is that time. Only God is right all the time.”
Miss Browne is survived by her husband, Michael Ulery, two sons and three grandchildren.
Browne’s passing comes a month after she celebrated her 77th birthday.
In recent weeks, Sylvia posted messages on Facebook about faith and mortality.
Her final post from October 27 read, “My one prayer every morning that has carried me through my life is, ‘Hi God, it’s me again.’ It doesn’t matter how you pray. It can be just simply talking to God. Remember, God knows your heart and soul.”
In September, Browne wrote, “If you are afraid to die, you will not fully live”.
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