Sylvia Browne, psychic and TV personality, dead at 77

Sylvia Browne, popular psychic and television personality, died on Wednesday morning at the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. at 77, according to an announcement on her personal website.

Browne made several appearances on television shows, including weekly appearances on “The Montel Williams Show,” “Larry King Live,” and “Unsolved Mysteries” for close to two decades.

She also lent her services to families, communities and law enforcement agencies for criminal investigations in the United States and Canada.

She published more than 50 books, 22 of which made the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Raised in Kansas City, Mo, she said her psychic ability began at three-years–old.

In 1974, she founded The Nirvana Foundation for Psychic Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping others find happiness and make sense of life. In 1986, she formed the nonprofit organization, Society of Novus Spiritus (New Spirit) in order to create a community combining Gnostic Christian philosophies and spiritual life.

Browne is survived by her husband Michael Ulery, sons Christopher and Paul Dufresne, three grandchildren, Angelia, Jeffrey, and William; and her sister Sharon Bortolussi.

A private memorial service has yet to be scheduled.

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