R.I.P. Popular 90s Psychic, Miss Cleo, Passes Away At 53
If you were there in the 1990s, you surely remember Miss Cleo, a well-liked TV psychic reader who was most known for her catchphrase “Call me now.” Unfortunately, Miss Cleo, whose real name was Youree Harris,
passed away from colon cancer at the young age of 53 this morning, July 26, 2016. Miss Cleo won’t get any more calls. The legendary TV psychic has passed away from cancer. Miss Cleo passed away in Palm Beach County, Florida,
a representative for her has confirmed. She was reportedly recently hospitalized but was recently transferred to a hospice facility. Cleo reportedly had colon cancer at first, but it later spread to her liver and lungs. According to the representative,
Cleo remained a “pillar of strength” throughout her sickness and passed away surrounded by loved ones.
If you recall, there was some dispute about Harris’ psychic profession. When it was discovered that Harris was actually born in Los Angeles and not the Caribbeans.
as represented in the Psychic Reader Network infomercials, she faced widespread c’riticism and ac’cusations of being a f’raud for speaking with what many believed to be a phoney Caribbean accent. Over time, Harris was able to refresh her image,
and she eventually found success as a voice actress for well-known video games like Grand T’heft Auto and others. She continued to work as a psychic, reading tarot cards and predicting the future for her numerous online clients.A cult favourite was Miss Cleo, also known as Youree Dell Harris, Rae Dell Harris, Cleomili Perris Youree, or Ree Perris. She was the public face of a fraud industry. Harris was an actress and dramatist from Los Angeles before she became Miss Cleo.
She was employed in Seattle in the middle of the 1990s under the name “Ree Perris,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported in 2002. Harris played the role of Cleo, a Jamaican character, in one of the plays she both wrote and produced.
After failing to pay the cast and crew who worked on plays she produced, she “left town with a trail of debts and broken promises,” the newspaper reported. In a “Hotline” interview, Miss Cleo’s Jamaican accent persisted even as she sobbed.
She said that she and the other hotline employees, who she claimed made between 12 and 24 cents per minute, were not the bad guys even though they weren’t particularly gifted psychics. During his time with the network, Mr. Shaff, 38,
claimed that Miss Cleo was aware that he was not a genuine psychic. He would not, however, say whether he believed she was. She did not see herself as a con artist, despite what Mr. Shaff mentioned about how many people generally see psychics in general as con artists. Youree “Miss Cleo” May Harris sleep in peace.