The woman who dedicated her life to investigating paranormal activity, and whose work inspired movies like “The Conjuring,” has died at the age of 92.
Lorraine Warren passed away “quietly and peacefully” on Thursday night, according to her family.
Warren’s grandson posted about her death on Facebook on Friday, saying, “She was happy and laughing until the very end. She was my angel and my hero, and she will be deeply missed.”
Her life’s work included investigating high-profile paranormal activity, such as the Amityville Horror house. Warren’s career influenced lots of blockbusters including “Annabelle” and “The Conjuring.”
Vera Farmiga, who played Lorraine Warren in “The Conjuring” films, tweeted after the news of her passing, saying, “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.”
…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.
— Vera Farmiga (@VeraFarmiga) April 19, 2019
She worked with her husband, Ed Warren, until his death in 2006.