Famed ’90s TV Psychic Miss Cleo Dead at 53
Miss Cleo, a psychic who rose to prominence in the '90s thanks to a series of infomercials, has passed away.
Miss Cleo, whose real name was Youree Harris, died Tuesday in Palm Beach County, Fla. after a battle with cancer that began in her colon, but eventually spread to her liver and lungs. She was 53.
Harris played the character of Miss Cleo for the Psychic Readers Network in the late '90s, her Jamaican accent a staple of late night television. Her short catachphrase of "Call me now!" helped propel her to stardom and made her as much a part of late '90s culture as Friends, the Backstreet Boys and "You've got mail!"
Ironically, Harris was a native of Los Angeles, despite the Jamaican accent.
After her run as Miss Cleo, Harris did voice work for the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Take a fond look back at Miss Cleo in her heyday below: