A Philadelphia drag performer beloved by the native LGBTQ group died Monday evening throughout a efficiency at a well-liked homosexual bar.
Valencia Prime, 25, was acting at Tabu Lounge and Sports activities bar, within the coronary heart of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood, when she collapsed on stage, bar proprietor Jeffrey Sotland stated.
“Right now we mourn the lack of a really brilliant and rising star within the efficiency group and an individual who was at all times full of affection and positivity,” the venue stated in an announcement on social media. “We are saying goodbye to Valencia Prime however we won’t overlook the sunshine you dropped at the stage.”
Tributes from different performers poured in after the information unfold. Prime, a transgender girl, had dubbed herself “Philadelphia’s plus-size dancing diva.”
“This group has suffered a lot loss in the previous couple of years. Valencia Prime was a expertise and a pleasant individual. Relaxation in energy, babe,” Timaree Leigh, a sexuality educator and burlesque performer, tweeted.
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