TV psychic Miss Cleo dead at 53, reports TMZ

- Iconic and controversial television psychic Miss Cleo has died from cancer at the age of 53, reports TMZ.com.

A representative for Youree Harris (Miss Cleo's real name) tells the celebrity gossip site that the popular psychic died Tuesday in hospice care in Palm Beach County, Florida after a long battle with the disease.

Miss Cleo, who was known for her line, 'Call me now for your free reading,' was born in Los Angeles although she spoke with a Jamaican accent during her call-in show.

The pay-per-call service ran from 1997 to 2003.

In 2002, the operators of her psychic hot line agreed to cancel $500 million in customer bills, return all un-cashed checks to customers and pay a $5 million fine.

This came after the Federal Trade Commission alleged that the defendants engaged in deceptive advertising, billing, and collection practices.

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