Sudden death of drag queen Cherry Valentine (Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK) at 28

This Friday, September 23, the family of drag queen Cherry Valentine -real name George Ward- announced her sudden death on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at the age of 28 in a press release: “It is with the deepest sadness that our George, Cherry Valentine, tragically passed away. We understand how loved she is and how many lives she touched and inspired. This will deeply surprise most of you, there is no easy way to break this news. All we ask is your patience and prayers during this difficult time. we love you georgeThe causes of his death have not been made public at this time.

A psychiatric nurse since 2015, it was at the beginning of 2021 that George Ward rose to fame by participating in the second season of the British version of the famous television contest. RuPaul’s Drag Race, on the British channel BBC Three. In September of the same year she participates in the clip Good by Charli XCX. In January 2022 she starred in the documentary Gypsy queen and proud, also shown on BBC Three. The film told the story of him as a gay man from the gypsy community in the English neighborhood of Darlington. Rejected after his coming out, he left his town at age 18 and created his alter ego Cherry Valentine, whom he described as “glamorous, dark and gothicIn the documentary, she was returning to Darlington so she could finally live her life as she saw fit, trying to reconcile her two identities, namely drag queen and gypsy. Your Instagram account he had more than 160,000 subscribers. Since the terrible announcement of his disappearance, tributes have rained down from personalities from the media world in the United Kingdom.

Hugo Mallais

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