Must refrain from making the easy joke that everybody has already made…. Must refrain from making the easy joke that everybody has already made…. (“This is a first.” – you)
Sylvia Browne, the psychic blossom with luscious peroxide petals and delicately drawn eyebrows, has gone off to the afterworld today at the age of 77. TMZ says that Sylvia died this morning in San Jose with her sons, her husband and the rest of her family and friends around her. No cause of death was given, but I’m sure if you call up Miss Cleo, she’ll use her “psychic abilities” to tell you what happened. Sylvia’s family left this on her Facebook page today:
World renowned spiritual teacher, psychic icon, author, and lecturer Sylvia Celeste Browne passed away at 7:10am this morning (Wednesday, November 20) at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. Born October 19, 1936, Browne was 77 years old.
For nearly six decades, Sylvia Browne dedicated her life to helping others as a spiritual guide through private readings, past-life regressions and prayer groups that spanned the globe.
Having been called upon to assist individuals, families, and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada on criminal investigations, she worked tirelessly as an advocate for justice, receiving several commendations for the positive impact her contributions provided.
Those of us who were kids in the 90s know Sylvia Browne from watching Montel Williams after school. Sylvia had this segment called “Sylvia Browne Wednesdays” and she would answer questions from audience members. She was usually dead ass wrong, but she was entertaining. Montel gave this statement about the death of a daytime psychic queen:
“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.”
You can say what you want about Sylvia and point me toward all the websites and videos that claim she’s a fraud, a fake and a grifter, but I know we can all agree that she knew how to deliver a serious glamour shot. Don’t deny it. She was a master at the chin-on-hand pose and knew how to work the glue off of those Press-On nails.
R.I.P. Sylvia Browne.