RuPaul and Michelle Visage have written heartfelt tributes to Drag Race UK star Cherry Valentine, who passed away aged 28. George Ward, best known by his drag persona Cherry Valentine, died on 18 September.
His family announced his death on 23 September. Fans and fellow Drag Race contestants flooded to Twitter to pay their respects.
Thousands of tributes have poured in for the star. RuPaul, host of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, posted their condolences. The drag icon wrote via Twitter: “So sad to hear.
A bright star and a lovely person. Cherry Valentine Always in our hearts.” Drag Race judge Michelle Visage wrote a touching statement on her Instagram.