The queer community was shocked this week by the sudden demise of beloved UK drag queen Cheri Valentine, and few moreso than her close drag race uk Sister Tayce.
querpiphene The star shared publicly mourning and celebrating Valentine’s life on the day of his passing, posting the moment after the two hanged out and performed together. Now, she is performing on her own, but is clearly still with her friend in her heart.
Teyes used the final show’s closing number in her recent nationwide “murder tour” to honor the late Queen and their time together.
She sang “Memory” from Cats, the song that the couple emotionally lipsynced against each other. drag race UK,
The performance is fascinating:
Such a beautiful tribute, Cheri would love it pic.twitter.com/kgM2OAdPhT
— malls (@doIIastore) September 26, 2022
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This is the latest in a line of heartfelt tributes to the late artist.
Following the news of his sudden demise on Sunday, fellow queens and fans across the world shared condolences and memories for him.
At a loss for words. One of those souls so pure, so raw, so real. I am incredibly fortunate to have known George and witnessed his infectious spirit. His patience and kindness was his superpower. They saw you for you and not many people have that empathy. my heart
— BemÎηÎ (@biminibabes) September 23, 2022
Just got up, just found out. I’m devastated and I can’t stop crying
— Ginny Lemon (@GinnyLemon69) September 23, 2022
— The Vivienne (@THEVVIENNEUK) September 23, 2022
My cab just stopped pointing to “Gypsy Hill” for a second and I started crying again. Everyone checks out your friends and loved ones, you never have the last chance x
— JustSum @ Twitch.TV/JustSum (@IsSumTingWong) September 23, 2022
Completely devastated and shocked by the news about our friend Cheri. She was extremely kind, generous and talented.
Please share your memories in the Book of Condolences and contribute to the fundraiser to monitor here – https://t.co/2IlBcE4xiY pic.twitter.com/kCRrchBY5i
— Tia Kofi (@TiaKofi) September 23, 2022
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Valentine was a proud traveler and spoke openly about her culture during and after her time drag race,
She was also a registered nurse, and took time off from drag in 2020 to help cope with the damage caused by the COVID pandemic.
His life was immortalized not only in his performances, but also in a BBC3 documentary on his life titled gypsy queen and proud,
Relive the original “Memory” performance in all its glory with Teyes and Valentine:
— alex (@seriousallyaleks) January 22, 2021