RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star George Ward, known as Cherry Valentine, dies aged 28

Cherry Valentine

Cherry’s family released a statement over their ‘heart-wrenching’ loss (Picture: BBC)

Drag queen Cherry Valentine, who appeared on the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, has died at the age of 28.

The performer, who was born George Ward, died on Sunday, a statement from his family announced.

‘It is with the most heart-wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George – Cherry Valentine – has tragically passed away,’ the statement read.

‘This will come as a profound shock to most people and we understand there is no easy way for this to be announced.

‘As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same.’

They continued: ‘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. We love you Georgie.’

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Source:: Metro


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