George Ward, best known for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Cherry Valentine, has died at the age of 28, his family has announced.
The performer passed away on Sunday, though the cause of death is unknown at this time.
Ward rose to fame after landing a spot on the second season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’, the British version of the hit US show.
After putting his name on the map, he launched a television career and even had his own BBC documentary titled ‘The Gypsy Queen and the Pride’.
“It is with the most heartbreaking and deepest sadness to announce the tragic passing of our George, Cherry Valentine,” Ward’s family said in a statement. According to the BBC.
“We understand that this is a severe shock to most people and that there is no easy way to announce this. Life will never be the same.”
“We know how much he is loved and how much he has influenced and influenced many lives. Just patience and prayers. We love Josie,” the family added.
Ward found her love for drugs in 2015 after working as a licensed mental health nurse.
In December 2020, Ward was one of 12 contestants to take part in ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’.
Ward, who unveiled his drug persona Cherry Valentine to the world, said she defines “glamour” and can be described as “dark” and “gothic.”
His drag persona has also seen him perform with the likes of Charli XCX in music videos.