Famous paranormal investigator and the subject of the critically and commercially acclaimed ‘The Conjuring’ universe, Lorraine Warren has sadly passed away this week at the age of 92. Lorraine Warren along with her husband Ed Warren was known as demonologists and they made a career out of helping others understand the paranormal and the spiritual.
Lorraine Warren and Ed Warren were attached to what is considered some of the most famous paranormal cases in history. Their cases include the Amityville Horror Hauntings, Enfield Poltergeist, and the Annabelle Doll. The later has been featured in the Conjuring universe of movies. The former two cases have also found public attention in the form of movies and documentary style enactments. The couple also ran an Occult Museum which featured artifacts they had collected from their various investigations.
The news of Lorraine Warren’s passing came via a Facebook post from her grandson Chris McKinnell on Friday. The post said,
“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.”
Vera Farmiga, who portrays her in the Conjuring movies, wrote on her twitter regarding Lorraine’s passing:
“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 with grace and cheerfulness. She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword compassion, and took a shield of faith.[…] Love you Lorraine. You’re waltzing with Ed now.”
Ed Warren passed away in the year 2006, 13 years before Lorraine’s death.
The Conjuring was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. Along with Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren, Patrick Wilson portrayed Ed Warren. The duo are also reportedly returning again for a third movie after Conjuring 2 in 2016.