Drag Community Mourns ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s’ Cherry Valentine, Who Died At 28
A participant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK,” performer Cherry Valentine passed away on Sunday at the age of 28. The stars and artists of the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise are paying respect to her.
Valentine, whose real name is George Ward, rose to prominence by competing on the second season of the spinoff series before being eliminated on the first episode. The Times was informed by Ward’s publicist that he passed away on September 18. There is no known cause of death.
Cherry Valentine, a well-known RuPaul Drag Race UK competitor, tragically passed suddenly.
According to a statement released on September 23, 2022, by his family and agency, Valentine supposedly passed away suddenly on September 18, 2022.
“This will come as a great shock to the majority of people, and we recognize that there is no simple way to make this announcement. The statement said, “As his family, we are still coming to terms with his passing and our lives will never be the same.
What is Cherry Valentine’s cause of death?
The cause of death for the well-known drag performer has not been disclosed.
George Ward, who was born in Darlington, England, served as a mental health nurse and as a nurse assisting in the vaccination drive during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Valentine, who has only been performing drag professionally for two years, was revealed as a competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in December 2020.
He discussed this in his “Meet The Queens” segment for the program.
“For those who claim I haven’t been performing drag for long enough, look. For as long as I need to, I’ve been doing it, he remarked.
Ward Went On To Describe His Alter Persona In More Detail.
As a drag queen, you work with people, and Ward said that his experience as a mental health nurse “has put me in the right position where I’m able to comprehend people a bit more.” You are going above and above when you comprehend individuals.
Cherry Valentine is everything, in my opinion. She embodies glamour, is a club child, is dark, and is gothic. I feel like a queen, look at me,” he said.
True, Ward’s alter ego was frequently decked out in maroon and black, with piercing eyeliner and even piercinger claws.
Before being ousted from Drag Race, Ward appeared on six episodes. Tayce and Ward competed in a lip sync battle to the tune of “Memory” from the movie.
Valentine persisted despite losing the Drag Race.
He then went on to make an appearance in a BBC documentary titled “Cherry Valentine is a proud and regal gypsy.
Valentine discussed his time spent in the Traveller culture and how it affected his development as a drag queen in the documentary.
The Romani population in the United Kingdom is known as Travellers, also referred to as the Romanichal Travellers or Gypsies, and they don’t typically stay in one place for very long.
The film demonstrates how Ward eventually had to leave the neighborhood because of the opposition to his coming out as gay.
Ward, on the other hand, claimed that the “amazing” women in his family were responsible for molding him into the drag king that he was.
As of yet, nothing is known about Ward’s passing.