Mystic Meg has sadly died at the age of 80

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One of Britain's most well-known astrologers, Margaret Lake, better known as 'Mystic Meg' has sadly died at the age of 80 following a short illness, her agent has confirmed to the press.

Mystic Meg was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in London in February after coming down with the flu and passed away in the early hours of this morning (9 March 2023).

Dave Shapland, her agent of more than thirty years, said whilst speaking to The Sun (the paper for which Meg provided horoscope predictions for almost 23 years): "Without any question, she was Britain's most famous astrologer by a million miles. Nobody came close to Meg in that respect. She was followed by millions in this country and also around the world."

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He added, "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."

Mystic Meg was born in Accrington, Lancashire, on 27 July 1942 and prior to embarking on her successful psychic career, which during the 90s saw her appear on the National Lottery TV show, trained as a teacher and worked as a journalist. She also penned erotic stories and had a role as a sub-editor on a woman's magazines.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones during this difficult time.

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