The Warrens in 1952 founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Monroe, which remains in operation, to investigate hauntings.
(CBS4) - Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren passed away "quietly and peacefully" Thursday night, family members said.
The Conjuring is based on their assistance to the Perron family in 1971, who experience frightening paranormal sighting in their farm home in Rhode Island.
The Conjuring presents a fictionalized version of the Warrens and their story, but helped spread their notoriety to an even wider audience. She seemed to have bonded with the actress who has portrayed her for the past six years, as Vera Farmiga took to Twitter this morning to honor her following the news of her passing.
Lorraine and Ed - who passed away in 2006 - ran their Occult Museum which featured souvenirs from their many investigations. "May God Bless her". She was happy and laughing until the very end.
Their cases also were subjects of films The Amityville Horror and The Haunting in CT. I was so blessed to have known her and am honored to portray her. The "Conjuring" films and related movies like "Annabelle" and "The Nun", were inspired by the couple's career and case files. She died peacefully in her sleep at home last night.The family requests that you respect their privacy at this time. They investigated hauntings around the world.
Ed and Lorraine Warren appeared in "The World's Scariest Ghosts Caught on Tape". "I had the pleasure of meeting her & it will be a meeting I'll never forget". She was an avid animal lover and contributed to many animal charities and rescues. Lorraine touched many lives and was loved by so many. Because, you can look at people but I can look further, and I love that. She said these gifts also gave her the ability to see deeper beauty in people by reading their auras. "As explained in The Conjuring, getting rid of the doll would only get rid of the vessel, not the evil that resides within the doll", Warren explained, adding that she had a Catholic priest perform a prayer to keep the evil spirit inside. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.