Lorraine Warren, a renowned paranormal investigator and the custodian of arguably the world’s most famous haunted doll Annabelle, has died at the age of 92.
On Friday, Lorraine’s son-in-law, Tony Spera, posted on the Facebook page of the New England Society for Psychic Research about her demise with a series of pictures of Lorraine and her late husband, Ed. “She died peacefully in her sleep at home” on Thursday night, Spera said.
According to “The Demonologist,” a book that details the Warrens’ careers, the couple investigated more than 3,000 paranormal and supernatural disturbances.
The husband and wife published numerous books about their exploits and inspired a string of Hollywood hits, including The Amityville Horror, The Conjuring and the Annabelle movie franchise. Her husband died in 2006
In the 2013 film The Conjuring, Lorraine Warren was a consultant to the production and made a cameo in the film.
Vera Farmiga played Warren in The Conjuring and Conjuring 2, The Nun, and the upcoming Annabelle Comes Home has also confirmed Warren’s death.
My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed. From a deep feeling of sorrow, a deep feeling of gratitude emerges. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her. She lived her life in grace and cheerfulness. She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword… pic.twitter.com/Kn2E6ZO9fL
— Vera Farmiga (@VeraFarmiga) April 19, 2019
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
The Curse of La Llorona, the latest film set in the Conjuring universe, opened Friday.