Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime dies aged 25 : Relatives and fans remember Valencia Prime as “a talented and lovely person” after her sudden passing life.
Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community is mourning the death of a beloved young performer.
Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime dies aged 25 : Valencia Prime, a 25-year-old transgender woman who performed as a drag queen and called herself “Philadelphia’s Plus Size Dancing Diva” died Monday night after collapsing on stage while performing in Tabu, bar owner Jeffrey Sotland told NBC News.
His cause of death is not known and the Philadelphia Office of Medical Examiner did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime dies aged 25 : Tabu paid tribute to Prime in a statement shared on Instagram, “Today, we mourn the loss of a very bright and rising star in the performing community and someone who full of life and positivity. We said goodbye to Valencia Prime but we won. Don’t forget the light you brought on stage.”
Bar announced in a separate post that they have been in touch. with Prime’s family for “their blessing and contribution” to a possible tribute performance.
Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime dies aged 25 : Prime’s mother, Christiana Marcus-McRae, also shared the news of her child’s death on Facebook. “25 years ago, on April 2 at 7:58 pm. I gave birth to my 2nd child and today I am making funeral arrangements …” she wrote.
A GoFundMe page has raised more than $10,000 to help the Prime family cover funeral costs since it was launched Wednesday by friend and colleague Nikita Sinnn Monroe.
Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime dies aged 25 : “Dear friends and family, we all inform you that our sweetest Prime Minister of Valencia has passed away peacefully,” Monroe wrote to the campaign. “We’re asking the community to help her mother and the rest of her family give her a fitting memorial that we know she deserves.”
Renowned artist and sex educator Dr Timaree Schmit recalls Prime on Twitter, “This community has suffered so much loss over the past few years. Valencia Prime is a talented and interesting person. Rest in power, my dear. “
Drag Queen Brittany Lynn wrote in a Facebook post,” Valencia Prime, you’ll miss. You are always available for a gig or text me then say “good job, sir”. Out and About will always be dedicated to you and all you have done for everyone. Continue to shoot women. “
Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime dies aged 25 : Another artist named Aloe Vera shared in a statement, ‘I’m trying. I try to be strong and I try to be brave because you are the one who taught me to be strong and brave. The pain I’m feeling right now is something I don’t want for anyone. You are and will always be my light. I wish
“I know how to go on without you. I wish I knew how to inspire people who are hurting right now… but a piece of my soul has been taken away. away from me and i’m struggling to get up private floor without you I love you with all my heart Valencia. Rest in power,” Vera added.