FILE - In this June 7, 2016, file photo, paranormal investigator and film consultant Lorraine Warren poses at the premiere of the film "The Conjuring 2" during the Los Angeles Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases alongside her late husband were the inspiration for films such as “The Conjuring” and “The Amityville Horror,” died Thursday night, April 18, 2019, at her Connecticut home. She was 92. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren dies at 92

April 19, 2019 - 4:35 pm

MONROE, Conn. (AP) — Paranormal investigator and author Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting cases alongside her late husband were the inspiration for films such as "The Conjuring" and "The Amityville Horror," has died. She was 92.

Both Tony Spera, Warren's son-in-law, and grandson Chris McKinnell posted on Facebook that Warren died Thursday night at her Connecticut home. Messages have been left for family members.

The Warrens in 1952 founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Monroe, which remains in operation, to investigate hauntings. According to the group's website, Ed Warren, who died in 2006, described himself as a demonologist. Lorraine Warren described herself as a trance medium.

Actress Vera Farmiga, who portrays Lorraine Warren in "The Conjuring" films, expressed her condolences on Twitter, saying Warren "lived her life in grace and cheerfulness."

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