It’s with sad news that we report Miss Cleo, everyone’s favorite phone psychic from the late 1990s, died today. TMZ reports that Miss Cleo, real name Youree Dell Harris, died at the age of 53 in South Florida after battling cancer. Miss Cleo became a cult favorite after her TV advertisements for the Psychic Readers Network started popping up everywhere.
Not only were there soundboards made of her voice (a staple of early online jokes), she became immortalized once Grand Theft Auto: Vice City used her to voice for one of the characters.
Miss Cleo Cause of Death
A representative for Miss Cleo told TMZ that she had originally been diagnosed with colon cancer. Sadly, the cancer spread to her liver and lungs. She had been hospitalized recently and was actually moved to a hospice center last week.