TV Psychic, Miss Cleo, Dead At 53: “Valiant Battle With Cancer”
Miss Cleo, iconic face and voice of the Psychic Readers Network in the ’90s, has died at the age of 53, reports confirm.
A representative of the television psychic, born Youree Harris, told Fox411 that Harris died following a “valiant battle with cancer in Palm Beach, Florida, surrounded by family and close friends.”
According to TMZ, sources stated Harris was originally diagnosed with colon cancer and it spread to her liver and lungs.
African Americans have the highest colon (colorectal) cancer incidence and mortality rates of all racial groups in the United States, the American Cancer Society reports.
Harris was born in Los Angeles and later made a name for herself – literally and figuratively – as Miss Cleo, a headwrap-wearing, tell it like it is television psychic known for her questionable Jamaican accent and the catchphrase, “Call me now!”