Ed and Lorraine Warren were once the world’s most famous paranormal investigators. Although their work didn’t exactly fade away from the public eye, James Wan’s film The Conjuring launched their legacy into pop culture stardom. Although Ed Warren passed away in 2006 before The Conjuring was released, Lorraine Warren was alive during the production as well as many of its sequels and spin-offs. Now we’ve learned that Lorraine Warren has sadly passed away at age 92.
The unfortunate news was broken by Lorraine’s grandchild.
“Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed. She was happy and laughing until the very end. She was my angel and my hero, and she will be deeply missed. Please join us in celebrating her life and honoring her beautiful soul. Remember to treasure those you love while you can. Thank you and God bless you all.”
It’s an unfortunate loss but I think we can all agree she was lucky enough to see her work become immortal through James Wan’s Conjuring film franchise. In fact, actress Vera Farmiga who played Lorraine in The Conjuring, voiced her own response to the devastating news via Twitter.
“My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed. From a deep feeling of sorrow, a deep feeling of gratitude emerges. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her. She lived her life in grace and cheerfulness. She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword, compassion, and took a shield of faith. Righteousness was her breastplate, and she has touched my life so. Love you Lorraine. You’re waltzing with Ed now.”
My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed. From a deep feeling of sorrow, a deep feeling of gratitude emerges. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her. She lived her life in grace and cheerfulness. She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword… pic.twitter.com/Kn2E6ZO9fL
— Vera Farmiga (@VeraFarmiga) April 19, 2019
It really does show how much of an impact she made both before and after the movies made her and her late husband massive pop culture icons. While they’ll both be missed by horror fans, and fans of the paranormal, their work should do a great job at keeping their legacy intact.