Heaven just got slathered with a million gallons of charisma and glamour after Peggy Lipton, Doris Day, and Elsa Patton sashayed on through the gates together. It’s surprising that it’s not raining here right now, because you’d think all of the angels in heaven would be bawling over being in the presence of three icons at the same time.
Elsa Patton, or La Bruja as I called her, twirled up to the universe over the Mother’s Day weekend and is now a star in the sky after being a star on earth. She was 84.
Elsa’s family gave this statement to Page Six:
“Our beloved Elsa Patton (AKA Mama Elsa) passed away over Mother’s Day weekend after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and close friends. Elsa was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Donald Patton who passed away last February of 2018.
She is survived by her two children, Marysol Patton and Thomas Anthony Jones, her daughter in law Svetlana, and her grandson Hunter. The family is so very grateful to the many fans and friends who have continued to ask for her and offer their prayers and best wishes. They thank the community, her caretakers, and the many friends who have continued to check in on Elsa from all over the world. Their support has meant the world to the family.”
The Real Housewives of Miami only ran for three seasons from 2011 to 2013, but it will go down as one of my favorites, and mostly because of the enchanting human crystal ball named Elsa Patton. Bravo should shut down for never giving Elsa a full-on show, and no, that web series does not count!
On top of Elsa Patton being a Cuban sparkle of elegance and theatrical hilariousness on TV, she ran a coffee business and was also a seer (aka a future seer, which is why I called her La Bruja) and helped cancer patients. Elsa was also open about her addiction to plastic surgery and blamed a shitty plastic surgeon for being the man who “ruined” her face.
Andy Cohen shouldn’t have a job (see: Bravo not giving Elsa Patton a full-on show), but he still does, and last night paid tribute to the magic of La Bruja!
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) May 13, 2019
Rest in peace, La Bruja!