By Marisol Bo-oc | 05:09 PM October 30, 2020
Celebrity fortune teller Madam Auring, whose real name is Aurea Erfelo, has died at the age of 80.
Her death was confirmed by her grandson Simon Pecson, who posted a photo of her dining with family on Facebook on Friday, October 30.
“#RestInPeace my Lola 😥 few days ago binisita kita magkausap lang tayo, dinalhan kita ng mga pasalubong at mga pangangailangan mo lubos ka nagalak,” Pecson started his post.
“Grabe ang pinag daanan mo during your senior years pero you still worked hard for your family (us) i feel sad and happy,” he said.
“Happy ako kasi you have done everything you could to make us feel loved the way you know how, your struggles are over. You fought your battles silently. Magkikita na kayo ni Mama sa kabilang buhay. You shall always be in our hearts. Love you,” he ended his post.
From humble beginnings as a beautician in Manila, Aura Sabalboro rose to fame in the last decades of the 20th century when she began to read other people’s fortunes using tarot cards and other tools of the trade of divining the future.
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.
In 1975, she predicted that boxer Muhammad Ali would win against Joe Frazier in the famous “Thrilla in Manila” fight.
She also predicted that Fidel V. Ramos woild become president, the full term of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and the breakup of former president Noynoy Aquino and then girlfriend Shalani Soledad.