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The 'Psychic' Miss Cleo Dies at 53

The 'Psychic' Miss Cleo Dies at 53

She was fighting for her life for a while.

Published July 26th

Iconic TV psychic Miss Cleo has died, according to TMZ, after a long battle with cancer. She was 53.

A rep for the TV staple — whose real name was Youree Harris — said she passed this morning in Palm Beach County, Florida. She was reportedly recently hospitalized, but was discharged last week to hospice care.

According to her rep, she was initially diagnosed with colon cancer, but it eventually spread to her liver and lungs. During her last days, she remained a "pillar of strength" and died surrounded by loved ones.

Miss Cleo's Jamaican character and her iconic psychic commercials instantly became a classic staple of the '90s, popularizing the catchphrase, "Call me now!"

Though her character was West Indian, Miss Cleo was actually born in LA.

While her career as a television psychic ended after the Psychic Readers Network closed up shop, she reamined in the entertainment industry, voicing a character in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Our condolences go out to her friends and family during this time.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

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