One of the world's most famous paranormal investigators, Lorraine Warren, has died at age 92. Warren and her husband, Ed (who passed away in 2006), both inspired Warner Bros.' Conjuring-verse, where the two are played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson since the release of The Conjuring in 2013.
Her son-in-law, Tony Spera, announced Lorraine's passing on Facebook. "It is with deep sadness that I must announce that Lorraine Warren has passed away. She died peacefully in her sleep at home last night," he wrote yesterday.
"The family requests that you respect their privacy at this time. Lorraine touched many lives and was loved by so many. She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul," he continued. "To quote Will Rogers, she never met a person she didn't like. She was an avid animal lover and contributed to many animal charities and rescues. She was wonderful and giving to her entire family. May God Bless her."
Lorraine claimed to be clairvoyant and worked on several cases with Ed, which led to many books and film adaptations, such as The Amityville Horror series. They also investigated a case in 1986 which led to the 2009 film The Haunting in Connecticut, but it's their depictions in the Conjuring movies which threw them back into the spotlight.
Farmiga, who'll once more be portraying Lorraine in Annabelle Comes Home, also paid tribute on social media. "My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed," Farmiga tweeted. "[...] 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…. Love you Lorraine. You're waltzing with Ed now."
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
(via Entertainment Weekly)