Psychic Sylvia Brown dies at 77

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Sylvia Brown gained notoriety for claiming she could help people communicate with dead loved ones.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sylvia Browne, a psychic whose frequent appearances on shows such as “Larry King Live” made her a popular personality, has died at a hospital in San Jose, Calif. She was 77.

Good Samaritan Hospital spokeswoman Leslie Kelsay said Browne died Wednesday. She said she could not disclose further details.

Browne said she could help people communicate with their dead loved ones as well as see the future.

Browne was criticized after telling the mother of Ohio kidnapping victim Amanda Berry in 2004 that her daughter was dead. Berry and two other women were later found alive. They had been held captive for years.

According to her website, Browne is survived by her husband, Michael Ulery, two sons and a sister.