A 25-year-old drag queen collapsed and died at a Philadelphia bar on Monday night.
“Valencia Prime” died mid-performance at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar just before midnight on Monday.
This community has suffered so much loss in the last few years. Valencia Prime was a talent and a delightful person. Rest in power, babe. pic.twitter.com/oK9vFgpcP6
— dr timaree (@timaree_leigh) September 13, 2022
“A rep for Philadelphia PD tells TMZ they got a call about someone who had collapsed at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar around 11:15 PM Monday night … they were pronounced dead just before midnight.”
“We’re told the causes of death were determined to be cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.: – TMZ reported.
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.”
“I had a great time working with Valencia and will genuinely miss her,” Leigh told NBC News via Facebook messenger. “She was talented, fun, kind and brought really great energy. Her loss is devastating to a whole scene of people she influenced and inspired.”
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