Psychic Sylvia Browne has passed away at the age of 77. Read on for the sad facts on Browne's death as well as some background on the life she left behind ...
1. Browne's Son Chris Broke the News
According to TMZ:
Sylvia passed away this morning in San Jose, surrounded by family and friends. She was 77.
Sylvia's website has actually talked about the psychic's declining health. When you attempt to purchase certain books she's written, there is a message that states:
Due to health reasons with Sylvia, please expect a longer delay in receiving your books if you are requesting an autographed or personalized book.
Browne's website posted this statement about her passing:
Sylvia graduated today. She was surrounded by family and friends. What a legacy. She shared so much. We will carry on her knowledge with hypnosis and Journey of the Soul and her many books. What a great party they must be having on the Other Side. Bless everyone.
Mercury News reports:
Browne is survived by her husband, Michael Ulery, sons Christopher and Paul Dufresne, three grandchildren, Angelia, Jeffrey, and William; and her sister Sharon Bortolussi, according to her Website. A private memorial service is to be scheduled.
2. Sylvia Was a World Famous Psychic
Browne is a well-known psychic who has written an insane amount of books including Accepting the Psychic Torch, The Truth About Psychics, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous, All Pets Go To Heaven, and Adventures of a Psychic. You can purchase her books on her website by clicking here.
On an interesting note, Sylvia's son Chris actually authored a couple of her books titled My Life With Sylvia Browne and My Psychic Journey.
3. Browne Caught a Lot of Heat for Being Wrong About Amanda Berry
In explaining her mistake, Browne said "Only God is right all the time."
She similarly botched the reading in another high-profile case, erroneously telling the parents of Shawn Hornbeck their son was dead.
4. Sylvia Browne Appeared Many Times on the Montel Williams Show
If you were a fan of the Montel Williams show, you were a fan of Sylvia Browne. Browne appeared on the show many times and seemed to have a kinship with the host. Check out a clip from the show above.
Damn. RIP Sylvia Brown.. I used to love her work on the Montell Williams Show.
— Miguel R. (@MRobFresh1) November 21, 2013
5. Tweeters Are Making Jokes of Her Death
Sad day, Sylvia Brown died...I wonder if she saw that coming.
— Chris Hill (@the_c_hill) November 21, 2013
Being a psychic, Browne's no stranger to ridicule. She's heard every joke in the book, and now that Browne has sadly passed away, the jokes continue.
TMZ is reporting that psychic Sylvia Brown died. Bet she didn't see that coming.
— John (@TheSmithMan12) November 21, 2013