Sydney Omarr

Died January 2nd, 2003

E-Brake Note:
His own horoscope he wrote for January 2nd was:
LEO - "Later you beat the odds, much to the astonishment of experts."
Thereby proving astrology is a load of crap.

Sydney Omarr, 76, horoscope columnist
Los Angeles Times

SANTA MONICA - Sydney Omarr, the astrologer and counselor to the rich and famous whose horoscopes are the most widely read in the world, died Thursday. He was 76.
Blinded and paralyzed from the neck down by multiple sclerosis, Mr. Omarr died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica of complications from a heart attack. His ex-wife, assistants and several close friends were by his side.
Mr. Omarr, a lifelong promoter of the ancient art of divining the future from the juxtaposition of the planets and stars, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1971 but continued working until he suffered a massive heart attack Dec. 23.
He reached millions through his 13 books and his column, which is owned by the Tribune Co. and appears in more than 200 daily newspapers including the Mercury News. Arrangements are being made for his assistants to continue producing the column under Mr. Omarr's name.
Mr. Omarr's books -- one for each of the 12 signs of the zodiac plus one for the entire year -- have sold 50 million copies worldwide.
Although he took his job as horoscope master to the masses seriously, Mr. Omarr also insisted on having fun. He especially enjoyed splurging on lavish dinner gatherings and gambling. In a recent interview, Mr. Omarr said, ``I win more than I lose.''
The interview was his first after more than a decade of keeping a low profile as MS devastated him physically. He believed that this year, with Jupiter in the fifth house, he was poised for success through publicity.

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