25-Year-Old Drag Queen Drops Dead In Middle of Performance

25-Year-Old Drag Queen Drops Dead In Middle of Performance

Well, here I am again, sadly sharing yet another young and sudden death with you. This time it’s a drag queen from Philly. Valencia Prime, a 25-year-old transgender who performed as a drag queen and dubbed himself “Philadelphia’s Plus Size Dancing Diva” died on stage. The report from NBC News says that a Philadelphia drag performer beloved by the local LGBTQ community died Monday night during a performance at a popular gay bar.

Valencia Prime, 25, was performing at Tabu Lounge and Sports bar, in the heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, when she collapsed on stage, bar owner Jeffrey Sotland said.

“Today we mourn the loss of a very bright and rising star in the performance community and a person who was always full of love and positivity,” the venue said in a statement on social media. “We say goodbye to Valencia Prime but we will not forget the light you brought to the stage.”


The cause of death is not known.

And while I don’t want to presume anything because anything could have caused this person’s death, in the regular scheme of things, this isn’t normal.

All the young and sudden deaths we’ve been seeing aren’t normal, and I am just wondering when somebody is going to start investigating all of this and putting the puzzle together.

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