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Doris Stokes passed over in a London hospital on 8th May 1987, having lapsed into a coma during brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumour.

Doris was a celebrity medium who toured parts of the world and filled theatres throughout the United Kingdom.
She sold-out the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and when tickets for her 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' meeting went on sale every seat was snapped up within hours.

Doris was a clairaudient (someone who can hear supernormal voices) and her six books reflect this in their titles.

Books by Doris Stokes
(Originally published by Futura Books)

Voices in my Ear
More Voices in my Ear
Innocent Voices in my Ear
Whispering Voices
Voices of Love
Joyful Voices
and there is also a tribute book written by her co-writer, Linda Dearsley, called:
A Tribute to Doris Stokes

Doris had a down-to-earth grandmotherly persona and her television and media appearances, along with her bestselling autobiographies, made her probably one of the best-known mediums of the 20th-Century.

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During the Second World War, Doris was officially informed that her husband, John, had been killed. Then, at the height of her grief she was visited by the spirit of her long-dead father who declared that her husband was, in fact, not dead but still alive and that he would soon return home to her and their baby son, John Michael.

But joy turned quickly into grief when her father also warned of the impending death of her healthy baby. Both predictions came true: her husband returned home safely, and John Michael died in her arms.

In the book by English author Linda Williamson, titled Mediums and Their Work (Robert Hale 1990), Ms Williamson recalls witnessing one of Doris's stage demonstrations. She reports listening to the gasps from the crowd as Doris relayed a barrage of facts: "Someone lives at 15 Church Street, and there's the surname of Thomas, and there are twins in the family. And I heard the name of Margaret Brown... There are connections to [the places of] Bilborough and Nottingham. Can anyone place this?" A woman put up her hand and accepted the information.

Linda Williamson writes that, "Hardly pausing for breath she went on from one person to another, firing off names, sometimes stopping to correct herself, but achieving an accuracy that was astonishing."