Madam Marie, Asbury Park’s famous fortune teller, passed away last Friday June 27th, at age 93. Her booth at the Asbury Park boardwalk was a landmark in Springsteen history. She is the fortune teller Springsteen mentioned in 1973 in his song «Sandy»:
«The cops finally busted Madam Marie, for telling fortunes better than they do»
Bruce Springsteen has published a condolence note in his official web site:
I’d sit across from her on the metal guard rail bordering the beach and watch as she led the day trippers into the small back room where she would unlock a few of the mysteries of their future. She always told me mine looked pretty good — she was right. The world has lost enough mystery as it is — we need our fortunetellers. We send our condolences out to her family who’ve carried on her tradition. Over here on E Street, we will miss her.