MYSTIC Meg has long been the queen of astrology, giving Sun readers their daily horoscope update.
Sadly on March 9, 2023, it was revealed that the beloved astrologer had passed away aged 80.
Mystic Meg was a legendary astrologer for The Sun
Who was Mystic Meg?
Mystic Meg was an astrologer known for bringing The Sun readers their daily horoscope.
She was raised in Lancashire, where her grandmother taught her astrology.
Meg studied English at the University of Leeds, and joined the News of the World as a sub-editor, eventually becoming deputy editor of its weekend supplement Sunday.
In the 1980s she became the paper’s regular astrologer.
From 1994 to 2000 Mystic Meg appeared weekly on The National Lottery Live in Mystic Meg Predicts – a 45-second reading during which Meg attempted to predict facts about the future winner.
What was Mystic Meg’s real name?
The talented astrologer was born Margaret Anne Lake on July 27, 1942.
She changed her name to her stage moniker Mystic Meg in the 90s.
During the 1980s she also went under the pseudonym Eileen Anderson.
What was Mystic Meg’s cause of death?
Meg sadly died at 3.45am on March 9, 2023, although her cause of death is yet to be revealed.
In February 2023 she was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, suffering from flu.
Her agent of 34 years, Dave Shapland, said: “Without any question, she was Britain’s most famous astrologer by a million miles.
“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.”
Meanwhile The Sun editor Victoria Newton paid tribute to Mystic Meg, and said: “This is devastating news. We have lost an icon.
“Our brilliant and incomparable Meg was synonymous with The Sun – she was a total legend. We loved her and so did our readers.
“For more than two decades Mystic Meg has been a must read column and cemented her as Britain’s most famous astrologer.
“She was a true professional whose guidance helped our readers daily – our postbag bears testament to this.
“One of my favourite memories of Meg is when all the Spice Girls came to the office, just as they were riding high at number one.
“We planned a tour for them but all they wanted to do was meet Mystic Meg!
“You know you’re a true icon when the only person Victoria Beckham is interested in is you.
“Farewell Meg. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.”
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