Mystic Meg dies aged 80: Astrologer who shot to fame with her weekly National Lottery predictions passes away after a short illness one month after being treated at London hospital for flu
Mystic Meg has died aged 80 after losing her battle with a short illness.
The astrologer, who shot to fame with her weekly National Lottery predictions, passed away at 3.45am this morning.
It comes after the horoscope reader, real name Margaret Lake, was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, last month with the flu.
Tributes have poured in for the star, who lived alone in her three-bedroom flat in Notting Hill, which she shared with her seven cats. She previously said the feline friends had ‘found her and moved in.’
Her agent of 34 years, Dave Shapland, told the Sun: ‘Without any question, she was Britain’s most famous astrologer by a million miles.
Mystic Meg (pictured) has died aged 80 after losing her battle with a short illness
The horoscope reader, real name Margaret Lake, was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London , last month with the flu
‘Nobody came close to Meg in that respect. She was followed by millions in this country and also around the world.
‘She even became part of the English language – if a politician, somebody from showbiz or ordinary people in the street are asked a tricky question they will say ”Who do you think I am, Mystic Meg?”… It shows what an impact she made.’
Piers Morgan today described her as ‘Britain’s most famous astrologer’ and a ‘fascinatingly mysterious lady who loved her work with a passion but was rarely seen or heard in public.’
He added: ‘I was her editor at the News of the World for several years and she was extraordinarily professional in everything she did. A master of her very popular craft.’
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