Psychic to the stars dies of cardiovascular disease.
Kenny Kingston, the self-described “psychic to the stars” who claimed numerous celebrity clients — and said that he could communicate with dead ones — died Monday at home in Studio City. He was 87.
Kingston was most widely known in the 1970s, when he appeared on national talk shows. But he got publicity long after that for his annual predictions of Academy Award winners based on messages he received from dead stars, who could presumably see the future or have access to the inner sanctums of ballot tallying firm Price Waterhouse.
The predictions were often no better than those in an office pool.
Kingston once supposedly said, “That [being wrong] proves I’m no charlatan. They’re never wrong. I’m just a happy medium.” What a silly thing to say. But as we know, no psychic is better than chance unless they have inside information. Or they are very vague.
Kingston also said unverifiable silly things like dead celebrities rigged awards voting, Elvis Presley was studying medicine in the afterlife, and Marilyn Monroe was reunited with husband Joe DiMaggio and studying philosophy. Such odd quips to be remembered for.