Cleo Harris, best known as Miss Cleo, in Lake Worth, Fla. on Feb. 24, 2009.
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By Melissa Chan
July 26, 2016

Youree Dell Harris, who was better known as the iconic TV psychic Miss Cleo, died of cancer on Tuesday at age 53, her lawyer confirmed.

Harris rose to fame in the late 1990s through psychic hotline commercials in which she claimed to know the futures of her callers. In a Jamaican accent, the psychic would urge viewers of Psychic Readers Network to phone in with her famous “Call me now!” tagline.

The Los Angeles native died in Palm Beach, Florida, her lawyer, William J. Cone Jr. told the Associated Press.

In 2014, Harris appeared in the documentary Hotline, which was produced by Tony Shaff, who interviewed her and other telephone psychics. “She was smart as a whip and very intuitive,” Shaff told the AP, adding that the TV personality was “warm and welcoming and bigger than life.”

“There was so much negativity surrounding psychic hotlines that she wanted to tell her personal story,” Shaff added.

[AP]

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