Drag queen Cherry Valentine is dead. The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star, whose real name was George Ward, died at the age of just 28, according to his family. The cause of death is so far unclear.
Sad news reaches us on Friday from the celebrity world. ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ star George Ward, better known as drag queen Cherry Valentine, has died aged 28. As his family confirms, Ward died last Sunday.
George Ward is dead: Drag queen star Cherry Valentine died at the age of 28.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that our George – Cherry Valentine – has tragically passed away,” the statement said. “As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same.” The sad statement on George Ward’s death continued: “We know how much he was loved and how many lives he inspired and touched. We only ask for your patience and prayers at this time. We love you, Georgie “.
Cause of death unknown! George Ward is best known for playing Cherry Valentine in RuPaul’s Drag Race
Further information on the possible cause of death has not yet been made public. According to expressandstar.com, Ward grew up in Darlington, County Durham, as part of the Traveler community. In 2015, he graduated as a mental health nurse before beginning his career as a drag queen. In December 2020, Ward was announced as one of 12 contestants for the second season of the UK version of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. In his introductory video for the show, he described his Cherry Valentine alter ego as “glamorous” and “dark”.
Following his appearance on the show, Ward worked with the BBC to produce a documentary about his Traveler origins. In 2022 special entitled Gypsy Queen And Proud, which aired, he visited the community he left when he was 18. He has also made public appearances and starred in music videos by artists such as Charli XCX.
Fans and friends mourn Cherry Valentine on Instagram.
Cherry Valentine fans and friends were shocked at George Ward’s sudden passing. They paid tribute to the drag queen star online. “You will be so missed”, “rest in power you will always be loved” and “RIP you beautiful thing”, it says in numerous sad network posts next to Valentine’s last Instagram post.
If we talk about Cherry Valentine’s net worth at the time of death, it would be approx 300 Thousand.