Daily Mail astrologer Jonathan Cainer dies from suspected heart attack aged 58 after a poignant forecast that read: 'We’re not here for long, so make the most of every moment'
- Newspaper horoscope writer found by wife Sue at North Yorkshire home
- His brother Daniel said his family believe he had suffered a heart attack
- 58-year-old wrote for Daily Mail from 1992 to 2000 and again from 2004
- His Sagittarius sun-sign today read: 'We think we have forever and a day'
Daily Mail astrologer Jonathan Cainer died today following a suspected heart attack at home.
The enormously popular newspaper horoscope writer was found by his wife Sue, who raised the alarm, but was pronounced dead at hospital.
Mr Cainer, 58, was the Daily Mail astrologer from 1992 to 2000 and returned to his column with the newspaper in 2004.
He was read by some 12 million followers around the world and his horoscopes were translated into Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.
Daily Mail astrologer Jonathan Cainer died today following a suspected heart attack at home. He was found by his wife Sue and was pronounced dead in hospital. He is pictured left on This Morning in July 2013
Mr Cainer, 58, was the Daily Mail astrologer from 1992 to 2000 and returned to his column with the newspaper in 2004. He is pictured during one of his performances at the Literary Arena of Latitude Festival, Suffolk
His younger brother Daniel, a musician, said his family believed he had suffered a heart attack after he was found collapsed in his office at the family’s home in North Yorkshire.
The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. He had suffered a previous heart attack a year ago but was thought to have made a good recovery.
Mr Cainer, a former nightclub manager, studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and got his first astrology column with the now-defunct Today newspaper in 1986.
He went on to work at the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror but was best known for his columns for the Daily Mail, which were read by millions.
His brother Daniel said: ‘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.
‘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 sun-sign, Sagittarius, today.’
He was read by some 12 million followers around the world and his horoscopes were translated into Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. Cainer is pictured at the Sunrise festival in Bruton, Somerset (left) in May 2009 and at his home in North Yorkshire (right)
Mr Cainer (pictured), a former nightclub manager, studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and got his first astrology column with the now-defunct Today newspaper in 1986
Mr Cainer’s daily horoscope for his own sun-sign today began: ‘We’re not here for long. So make the most of every moment.
‘We forget this so often, and get caught up in missions, and desires. We think we have forever and a day.’
'MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY MOMENT': JONATHAN CAINER'S FINAL HOROSCOPE
Born in Surbiton, Surrey, in 1957 to David, a bank worker, and Ruth, a medical secretary, Mr Cainer had six brothers and sisters.
He left school at 15 with no qualifications and became a petrol pump attendant, then moved to the US in the 1980s to manage a nightclub and his brother’s musical career.
Once in Los Angeles, he met a ‘psychic poet’, Charles John Quarto, who told him he would go on to write an astrology column which would be followed by millions.
Returning to Britain, he studied at the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London before beginning his newspaper career.
His newspaper columns, phone lines and website went on to make him one of the world’s best-read astrologers and he employed a 30-strong support team for his business, which had a reported turnover of some £2million a year.
Tragedy struck in 1992 when his wife, Melanie, died during surgery following a car crash.
Mr Cainer was at their home, looking after their young children, but later recalled: ‘I was serving tea to the kids and suddenly, sound and vision in the corner of the room.
Born in Surbiton, Surrey, in 1957 to David, a bank worker, and Ruth, a medical secretary, Mr Cainer (left and right) had six brothers and sisters. He left school at 15 and became a petrol pump attendant
‘It was Mel in a strange blue light, looking serene. 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.’
Mr Cainer later married again and has eight children from different relationships. His youngest daughter is still in her teens.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3569684/Mail-astrologer-Jonathan-Cainer-dies-suspected-heart-attack-aged-58-poignant-final-forecast-read-not-long-make-moment.html#ixzz47WpC6n1R
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook