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Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Pay Tribute to Lorraine Warren After Death

US Weekly logo US Weekly 19/04/2019 Nicole Briese
Lorraine Warren, Vera Farmiga are posing for a picture: Lorraine Warren and Vera Farmiga attend the Los Angeles Film Festival "The Conjuring 2" Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. © Todd Williamson/Getty Images Lorraine Warren and Vera Farmiga attend the Los Angeles Film Festival "The Conjuring 2" Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Leaving behind a legacy. Vera Farmiga remembered the real-life woman behind her The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2 character, Lorraine Warren, after the paranormal investigator died at the age of 92.

“My dear friend Lorraine Warren has passed,” the Oscar nominee, 45, wrote on Instagram on Friday, April 19, on a photo of herself smiling at the In a Dark Place coauthor. “From my deep feeling of sorrow, a deep feeling of gratitude emerges. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her.”

The Bates Motel alum continued: “She lived her life in grace and cheerfulness. She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword of 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.” (Ed Warren passed away in 2006).

American ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren. April 30, 1980. (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Media via Getty Images). American ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren. April 30, 1980. (Photo by Russell McPhedran/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Patrick Wilson, who played Warren’s late husband and business partner in the franchise, also paid tribute to the late medium.


“The heavens will surely burn a little brighter tonight. We lost a friend and … inspiration,” the former Fargo star, also 45, tweeted. “I will miss the stories, the laughter, and the guidance. Rest In Peace, Sweet Lorraine. Tell Ed I said hello.”

Lorraine’s grandson, Chris McKinnell, announced her death on Facebook earlier on Friday.

a person holding an umbrella: VERA-FARMIGA-as-Lorraine-Warren-in-The-Conjuring © Provided by American Media, LLC VERA-FARMIGA-as-Lorraine-Warren-in-The-Conjuring “Last night my grandmother, Lorraine Warren, quietly and peacefully left us to join her beloved Ed,” McKinnell wrote. “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.”

The couple — who founded New England Society for Psychic Research, the oldest ghost-hunting group in England — worked together to solve unexplained cases of paranormal activity.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07:  Demonologist Lorraine Warren arrives at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival - 'The Conjuring 2' Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) © 2016 Axelle/Bauer-Griffin HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Demonologist Lorraine Warren arrives at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival - 'The Conjuring 2' Premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The Conjuring film series, which began in 2013, is based on the Warrens’ investigation of strange happenings in a Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970s that belonged to the Perron family. They were also among the first to have investigated the house rendered in the Amityville Horror, serving as inspiration for the 1979 movie and its sequels.

The latest film in the Conjuring series, The Curse of La Llorona, is in theaters now.

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