TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer

TV psychic Miss Cleo dies of cancer

(RNN) - Former 1-800 psychic hotline celebrity Miss Cleo died Tuesday at the age of 53, according to a representative.

Cleo, whose real name was Youree Harris, became famous from her fortune teller commercials that aired in the 1990s and 2000s. She was the face of the Psychic Readers Network, with a Jamaican accent and a signature catchphrase of "Call me now!"

According to TMZ, a representative of Harris said she died in Palm Beach County, FL, after a battle with cancer. The representative said she died surrounded by family and friends, TMZ reported.

The Federal Trade Commission charged Miss Cleo and Psychic Readers Network with deceptive advertising and business practices in 2002. The company agreed to cancel $500 million in customer bills and pay a $5 million fine.

The Sun-Sentinel reported in 2002 that Harris was born in Los Angeles, and her parents were from Texas and California, according to her birth certificate.

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