George Wardthe drag queen known for participating in the second season of the British edition of Ru Paul’s Drag Race With the stage name Cherry Valentine, he passed away on Sunday (18), at the age of 28.
The artist’s family transmitted the news to the local press, and the BBC shared it on Friday (23). The cause of death was not revealed and Ward’s loved ones asked for patience and prayers.
“This will come as a profound shock to most people, and we understand there is no easy way to announce it. Like your family, we are still dealing with death and our lives will never be the same,” the statement read.
The note ends with a declaration of love for him, who is identified as a gender flexible person. “We understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. All we ask is your patience and prayers at this time. We love you, Georgie.”
George Ward from RuPaul’s Drag Race was a nurse too
In 2015, five years before he gained notoriety with his brilliance in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UKGeorge Ward studied Sherry Valentine to become a psychiatric nurse, eventually working for the National Health Service.
In December 2020, After starting her career as a drag queen, was announced as one of 12 participants in the reality show, which is broadcast by BBC Three. He was already famous, winning his own documentary, Cherry Valentine: Gypsy Queen and Proud, which deals with the impact of his family’s itinerant life on his course.
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