It’s a sad day for RuPaul’s Drag Race fans as it has been reported that Cherry Valentine has tragically passed away at the young age of 28. Keep reading to find out what we know so far.
RuPaul’s Drag Race loses a member
This morning, it was announced that Cherry Valentine, a RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star, tragically passed away. Cherry Valentine, whose real name is George Ward, was born in November 1993. His family put out a statement this morning, after the death, to inform others of what happened The Sun reports. Apparently, the star actually passed away on Sunday.
“It is with the most heart wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George – Cherry Valentine – has tragically passed away,” the family’s statement starts.
Of course, they know that this comes as a shock to all of the adoring fans, letting them know that there is no easy way for this to be announced. However, needless to say, the family still working on processing what happened and they are just asking for prayers and patience right now.
“As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same. 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 in this time,” the statement reads.
They finish with a sweet tribute. “We love you Georgie. 30 November 1993 – 18 September 2022.”
Cherry Valentine starred on RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK in 2020.
What caused it?
Unfortunately, right now, the cause of death is still unknown. However, this has not stopped the mourning and love for the star. Others from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 have begun to pour out love for the reality star on their social media profiles.
“I cannot even begin to process today’s news. I have honestly never been so heartbroken and in a state of shock so much! I’ve lost not only a sister but someone who for the last seven months had become my best friend who I would call and text about everything and anything!” A’Whora writes on her Instagram story.
Several others join in, including Ellie Diamond who writes: “I am so sad to even begin thinking about posting this! Cherry brought so much life and laughs to whatever situation! Always someone who was caring and loving, her laugh lightened up a room like fireworks and will forever have a cherry red place in all our hearts! I love you my sister you will be missed!”
Of course, Ellie and several other cast members are sharing photos and memories of their time with Cherry.
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