RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Cherry Valentine has died aged 28, their agent has confirmed. Cherry - whose real name is George Ward - starred in series two of the UK version of the hit show.
Their family their death came as a 'profound shock'. They said the performer died on September 18. In a statement, they said: "It is with the most heart wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George - Cherry Valentine - has tragically passed away. "This will come as a profound shock to most people & 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. "We love you Georgie. 30 November 1993 - 18 September 2022." Cherry, who has performed at Manchester Pride, grew up in Darlington.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk