When Colin Fry died there was a huge rise in traffic to my blog because of a post I had written in the past criticising him for seeming to take advantage of the misfortune of a man who had fallen victim to a psychic mail scam. I got a number of messages telling me that what I had written was disrespectful as Fry had just died despite the fact that the piece is both informed and was written prior to his death or his cancer diagnosis. This led me to update the post to explain this and yet people continued to send their disapproval my way. Continue reading
UPDATE: Today on August 25th 2015 Colin Fry passed away after a short battle with terminal cancer. He was 53 and this is tragically too young an age for anybody to die at. Yet it is important, I think, to remember that in his life Fry did make claims without evidence to back them up and was caught up in controversy several times. Our deeds in life are not deleted upon our death. Some people have found this post after Googling Colin Fry following his death and have contacted me to say this post is mean spirited. Colin Fry was a psychic who welcomed skepticism and so I am sure that he would welcome criticisms of him made during his life to remain in place following his death.
It breaks my heart to hear about elderly people who have been targeted by con-men and con-women and cheated out of a large amount of their life savings, even more so when those who have conned them out of their money claim to be psychic and were preying on their targets grief or vulnerability. Continue reading