Madam Auring dies at 80

Celebrity fortune teller Madam Auring, whose real name is Aurea Erfelo, has died at the age of 80.

The news was confirmed by her grandson Simon Pecson, who posted a photo of her dining with family on Facebook on Friday, October 30.

"[Rest in Peace] my Lola," Pecson wrote in the post, sharing how he visited her only a few days prior.

"Grabe ang pinagdaanan mo (You went through a lot) during your senior years pero (but) you still worked hard for your family," he wrote.

He ended his post by saying: "You shall always be in our hearts. Love you."

Madam Auring gained fame as a fortune teller when she predicted the win of Spanish beauty queen Amparo Muñoz in the 1974 Miss Universe pageant.

Later on, she predicted that boxer Muhammad Ali would win against Joe Frazier in the famous "Thrilla in Manila" fight of 1975.

Among her other notable predictions were the presidential win of Fidel V. Ramos, the full term of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and the breakup of former president Noynoy Aquino and then girlfriend Shalani Soledad. –