Linda C. Black, 65, the syndicated columnist and astrologer who wrote daily horoscopes for Tribune Media Services that were read in newspapers across the world, died Thursday of ovarian cancer at a hospital in Atascadero, Calif., her daughter, Nancy, said.

She studied and practiced astrology for more than 40 years, following a childhood interest. She began writing horoscopes for TMS in 1992.

Ms. Black collaborated with her daughter in the last few months of her life. Her daughter will continue writing the daily column for TMS and other Web sites. - AP