Mr. Ward had participated in the reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and later appeared in the BBC documentary “Gypsy Queen And Proud”.
The next of kin’s statement reads:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the tragic passing of our George, Cherry Valentine. This will come as a huge shock to most people, we understand that news like this is always shocking. We, his loved ones, are still trying to come to terms with his death, our lives will never be the same. We understand how much he was loved, how many wives he inspired and lives he touched. We ask for everyone’s patience and prayers at this time. We love you George.”
Mr. Ward grew up in Darlington (Northern England). in 2015 received a diploma in medical nursing, later got involved in the “drag” culture.
in 2020 in December he became one of the 12 contestants in the UK reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race. In his introduction at the time, he called the character Cherry Valentine chic, dark and gothic.
Then he said that working as a nurse gave him valuable experience and learned to understand people better.
“If I’m a drag queen, you work with people. And in order to understand people, you need to put much more effort.
After the reality show, Mr. Ward agreed to be filmed in a BBC documentary, where he talked about Roma culture, how at the age of 18 he left the Roma community.
In addition to appearing on stage, Mr. Ward also appeared in music videos for Charli XCX and other singers.
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