Tributes continue to pour in after Cherry Valentine passes away

Tributes continue to pour in after Cherry Valentine passes away

On Sunday, news broke among the drag community that artist and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK alum Cherry Valentine had died. The announcement shocked fans and fellow performers everywhere. 

“It is with the deepest sadness and greatest heartache that we announce the passing of our belove George - Cherry Valentine,” said a statement released by his agent.

“This will come as a profound shock to most people & we understand there is no easy way for this to be announced. As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same.”

The statement continued, “We understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. All we ask is for your patience and your prayers at this time. We love you Georgie 30 November 1993-18 September 2022.”



Almost immediately after the news broke, tributes to the late queen began popping up across multiple social media platforms. 

One of the first figures to pay homage to Cherry was host RuPaul. The drag legend took to Twitter to pay his respects.


Additionally, fellow judge Michelle Visage penned a heartfelt message about the season 2 queen. 

You were one of a kind with a laugh as big as your heart. This is truly heartbreaking. Rest peacefully, superstar.

 Other messages came from fellow Drag Race queens. 








One tribute, in particular, came from fellow season 2 contestant Tayce. Tayce performed a rendition of “Memory” from Cats, as part of the closing number of the final show in her “Assassination Tour."

The song that the pair emotionally lipsynced to against one another on Drag Race UK.



While Cherry was not performing, She was working as a registered nurse—even stepping away from drag in 2020 to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, the late queen starred in her very own documentary, “Cherry Valentine: Gypsy Queen and Proud,” in which he spoke about leaving the traveler community after being rejected for coming out as gay at 18.

According to a statement from Cherry’s agency, plans for a public vigil are still in the works. Fans can sign a digital book of condolences and share their memories about Cherry here

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From Upstate, New York, George Ward, WeLove You.SOO , Beautiful Person.RIP Love,From Upstate New York

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