The Fox sisters were three sisters from New York who played an important role in the creation of Spiritualism: Leah (April 8, 1813 – November 1, 1890), Margaretta (also called Maggie), (October 7, 1833 – March 8, 1893) and Catherine Fox (also called Kate) (March 27, 1837 – July 2, 1892).
The two younger sisters used “rappings” to convince their older sister and others that they were communicating with spirits. Their older sister then took charge of them and managed their careers for some time.
They all enjoyed success as mediums for many years. In 1888, Margaretta confessed that their rappings had been a hoax and publicly demonstrated their method.
Margaretta attempted to recant her confession the next year, but their reputation was ruined and in less than five years they were all dead, with Margaretta and Kate dying in abject poverty.
What Happened To Maggie Fox?
Coronation Street star Maggie Fox died after a ‘sudden accident’. Maggie played the role of Ruth Audsley in the ITV soap back in 2001. Maggie’s family are ‘heartbroken’ following her death. The actress’ comedy partner, Sue Ryder, announced Maggie’s death on her Facebook.