MONROE, Conn. (CelebrityAccess) Lorraine Warren, 92, one-half of the legendary paranormal investigative team of Earl and Lorraine Warren who was a longtime component of the college lecturing circuit and an inspiration for movies like “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle,” died last night, according to son-in-law Tony Spera.
“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. 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. 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.”
The Warrens were paranormal investigators before paranormal investigating was cool and sometimes appeared on the many television shows they inspired. Although their research was sometimes deemed controversial – especially regarding the house in New York that inspired the book and movie “The Amityville Horror” – the Warrens were popular on the college lecture circuit. Their real-life adventures turned into movies that portrayed their careers sympathetically: the investigation at the Perron farmhouse became “The Conjuring,” the Amityville and the Enfield Poltergeist investigations became “The Conjuring 2,” and a supposedly possessed Raggedy Ann doll in their possession called Annabelle became the inspiration for a series of horror movies.
Her husband, Ed, died in 2006.