Lorraine Warren, a paranormal investigator whose decades of ghost-hunting cases with her late husband inspired for films like The Amityville Horror and The Conjuring, has died at the age of 92.
Her death was confirmed by her family. Her son-in-law Tony Spera and grandson Chris McKinnell took to Facebook to share that Lorraine passed away Thursday night at her home in Connecticut.
The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Monroe in 1952. The research center is still in operation to investigate hauntings.
According to its website, Ed Warren described himself as a demonologist. He died in 2006. Lorraine, meanwhile, described herself as a trance medium.
Actress Vera Farmiga, who portrayed Lorraine Warren, and Patrick Wilson, who portrayed Ed Warren, in The Conjuring films, took to Twitter to pay tribute to her, writing that Lorraine "lived her life in grace and cheerfulness."
The heavens will surely burn a little brighter tonight. We lost a friend and and inspiration. I will miss the stories, the laughter, and the guidance. Rest In Peace, Sweet Lorraine. Tell Ed I said hello. @VeraFarmiga pic.twitter.com/Ewx4CsOU7B
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) April 19, 2019
Funeral and memorial services for the late paranormal investigator will be announced in the coming days.
Rest In Peace Loraine Warren!
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