Mystic Meg cause of death: Mystic Meg, the renowned British astrologer, has passed away at the age of 80.
Her agent of 34 years, Dave Shapland, confirmed the news on Thursday (9 March), calling her “Britain's most famous astrologer by a million miles”.
Shapland also noted Meg's impact on the English language, with the phrase “Who do you think I am, Mystic Meg?” becoming a common response to tricky questions.
Meg, whose real name was Margaret Ann Lake, began her career as a sub-editor at News of the World, where she worked under the name Eileen Anderson.
She eventually became the deputy editor of the newspaper's weekend supplement Sunday before transitioning to become its resident astrologer as Mystic Meg.
Meg gained widespread recognition in 1994 after hosting the first broadcast of the National Lottery draw. She also wrote daily horoscopes for The Sun for nearly 23 years, cementing her position as Britain's most famous astrologer.
Mystic Meg Cause of death: what happened?
Meg was admitted to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington after suffering from flu and passed away after a short illness. The news of her death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from both fans and colleagues alike.
The Sun, where Meg wrote her astrology column, paid tribute to her, with editor Victoria Newton calling her a “total legend” and a “must-read column”.
Newton also recounted a favourite memory of hers, in which the Spice Girls came to the office and insisted on meeting Meg instead of planning a tour.
Meg's impact on the world of astrology and popular culture cannot be overstated. Her ability to captivate audiences and offer guidance through her horoscopes have made her a household name in Britain and around the world. She will be sorely missed.