Manori Ravindran International Editor “RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.” contestant George Ward, who performed as Cherry Valentine, has died at the age of 28.
A cause of death is still unknown. Ward, who also worked as a mental health nurse, starred in Season 2 of the British “Drag Race” adaptation in 2021.
Ward’s agent Emma Bunning confirmed the news of his death, on Sept. 18, to Variety and shared a statement from the actor’s family: “It is with the most heart wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George – Cherry Valentine – has tragically passed away,” reads the statement. “This will come as a profound shock to most people [and] we understand there is no easy way for this to be announced. “As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same.
We understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. All we ask is for your patience and your prayers in this time.Read more on variety.com