Lorraine Warren, Who Inspired The Conjuring Franchise, Dies At 92
Demonologist Lorraine Warren, whose story created a buzz when The Conjuring horror franchise was released, has died at the age of 92, Warren’s son-in-law, Tony Spera, confirmed the news to The Patch.
She was a world-renowned paranormal investigator. Her case files have inspired James Wan’s classic and critically-acclaimed Conjuring franchise. As a team Lorraine and her husband Ed made a career out of helping others understand the spiritual world around them. The film was a massive success, leading to a sequel and multiple spinoffs. The Conjuring was released in 2013 and it is one of the spookiest films so far. Vera Farmiga played the role of Lorraine Warren and Patrick Wilson portrayed Ed Warren. The duo came back to reprise their roles for The Conjuring 2 in 2016, and are reportedly prepping to return for a third film in 2020.
In a Facebook post from grandson Chris McKinnell wrote:
“Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed. She was happy and laughing until the very end. She was my angel and my hero, and she will be deeply missed. Please join us in celebrating her life and honoring her beautiful soul. Remember to treasure those you love while you can. Thank you and God bless you all.”
Warren and Ed in the 1970s investigated paranormal activities for those in need. The horror films based on their lives are The Conjuring 2, Anabelle and Annabelle: Creation, The Nun, and the 1979 original The Amityville Horror.
“It is with deep sadness that I must announce that Lorraine Warren has passed away,” Spera said in a statement. “She died peacefully in her sleep at home last night.”
“Lorraine touched many lives and was loved by so many,” the statement continued. “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.”
Lorraine, in the span of her career, wrote 10 books with her husband and founded the New England Society For Psychic Research.
Her husband Ed Warren passed away in 2006.
Wilson who plays Ed Warren Conjuring franchise, took to Twitter to share condolences to the iconic investigator:
The actor shared a photo with co-star Farmiga and Warren. The message reads, “The heavens will surely burn a little brighter tonight. We lost a friend and and (sic) inspiration. I will miss the stories, the laughter, and the guidance. Rest In Peace, Sweet Lorraine. Tell Ed I said hello.”
Farmiga also shared a tribute adding, “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…compassion, and took a shield of faith. Righteousness was her breastplate, and she has touched my life so. Love you Lorraine. You’re waltzing with Ed now.”
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