Miss Gay USofA 2018, Janet Fierce Andrew, passed away on September 16th, 2023, leaving everyone in shock and grief.
Cause of Death:
There is still no apparent cause of Andrews’ death yet. From everything we have gathered, we found that she had been battling a severe illness for the last couple of weeks, which landed her in a coma and eventually her death this Saturday. We will be updating you once we receive any update about the reasons behind her death.
Details about Andrews’ obituary and funeral arrangements have not been disclosed yet. Her family is still trying to cope with their loss and said they will provide information about funeral plans once they feel ready.
Who was Janet Fierce Andrews?
Born on July 21st, 1980, and growing up in the city of San Antonio, Texas, Andrews’ first gained recognition when she first got the Queen of Texas at Miss Gay Texas USofA, 2018 and then, in the same year, got the title of Miss Gay USofA 2018 making history as the first trans-woman ever to win the competition.
Andrew was also the CEO of Fierce Candle Co., even though her education foundation was only built at Business Careers High School in her hometown.
Apart from all that, she was known for her Beyonce and Janet Jackson impressions and was particularly famous for her rendition of “Single Ladies” involving a seamless transition to “Crazy in Love.” The main reason for her popularity was her charisma on stage, confidence, and a style that was unique from other drag performers. She had always worked to break the barriers of societal norms.
Some Heartfelt Tributes:
Andrews was an essential pillar in the LGBTQIA+ community. She was not only known as one of the most exceptional and dynamic performers and competitors in the drag world but also as someone who always had the brightest and the warmest smile on her face and the most delightful humor that never brightened every room she entered.
Nadine Hughes remembered her by the words:
“I’m just grateful I got to spend as much time working with you as I did. From Fierce Fridays to our F Diva days…it was magical. My love, you will always be a STAR your light might have dimmed here with us but now I know it will be one of the brightest in the sky. Janet-Fierce Andrews.”
Matthew Serna said:
“You’re home now with your mom Janet-Fierce Andrews I know that’s all you wanted. You missed her soo much from the day she left this earth. Rest in heaven my sister, my best friend.”