2016-05-02 Cainer passes

Jonathan Cainer has died after a suspected heart attack.

The astrologer – who used to write columns for the Daily Mirror – passed away earlier today aged 58 at his home in York after being found in his office in the grounds of his own.

He is survived by his wife Sue and his six children.

Cainer was most well known for his astrological columns and appearances on ITV’sThis Morning.

His brother Daniel told the told the Daily Mail: “Jonathan had this great talent – not only his gift and wisdom but also the ability to make people feel he was speaking directly to them as individuals.

RexAstrologer Jonathan Cainer
Astrologer Jonathan Cainer has died aged 58

“I think that was the key, that people felt he spoke to them personally. Even the most cynical and hardened person could read their forecast and be amazed by its accuracy.

“One reader said he was spookily accurate and I think that was borne out by his own prediction for his star sign, Sagittarius, today.”

RexAstrologer Jonathan Cainer
Jonathan was a regular on This Morning

The internationally renowned star-reader’s own prediction for his sign read today: “We aren’t here for long. We should make the most of every moment.

“We all understand this yet don’t we forget it, many times? We get caught up in missions, battles and desires. We imagine that have forever and a day.

I’ve just heard my old friend Jonathan Cainer has passed over. Unique in our world he was one of the very greats in astrology …

“In one way, we may be right – for are we not eternal spirits, temporarily residing in finite physical form. An elevated perspective is essential to a meaningful existence.”

Astrologer Russell Grant paid tribute to his friend, tweeting: “I’ve just heard my old friend Jonathan Cainer has passed over. Unique in our world he was one of the very greats in astrology…”

RexAstrologer Jonathan Cainer 1993
The astrologer, pictured here in 1993, passed away earlier today aged 58 at his home in York

Cainer was read by an estimated 12 million people each day via his website and column in the Daily Mail.

His columns were translated into a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.

Jonathan was born in Surbiton, Surrey in 1957, one of seven, and eventually studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London before landing a column at the Today newspaper in 1986, before moving onto the Express, Mail and Mirror.

He knew tragedy in his life when in 1992, his wife Melanie died during surgery after a car crash, leaving him a widower with their children to raise.

RexAstrologer Jonathan Cainer

The astrologer told how he knew she had died when he was at home looking after their children when she appeared to him in a vision.

“I was serving tea to the kids and suddenly, sound and vision in the corner of the room,” he explained.

“It was Mel in a strange blue light, looking serence. She said, ‘Jon, I think I’m going…’. I said, ‘No, you’re not. I need you here.’ She said, ‘No, no I think I am…'”

“So I wasn’t too surprised when the doctor later told me she’d died in surgery. I said I thought as much.”



22 days ago
I loved Jonathan’s forcasts and read mine every day.  It is like losing a friend.  He will be sadly missed.  Jonathan didn’t subscribe to predicting death.
23 days ago
Very sad news. I’ve followed his column and subscribed to his program for many years. Checking to see what he wrote began part of my daily routine and I looked forward to his audio casts. You will be dearly missed, Jonathan.
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