Margaret Lake, best known as Mystic Meg, has died aged 80.
The Accrington-born astrologer wrote daily horoscopes for The Sun for more than 20 years and found television fame in the 90s, working on the National Lottery.
“Without any question, she was Britain’s most famous astrologer by a million miles,” said her agent, Dave Shapland.
“Nobody came close to Meg in that respect. She was followed by millions in this country and also around the world.
“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.”
The Sun’s Editor, Victoria Newton said it was “devastating news” and recalled the time when The Spice Girls went to the paper’s offices after achieving a number one single, but “all they wanted to do was meet Mystic Meg!”
She was taught astrology, clairvoyance and tarot by her great grandmother in Lancashire.