In recent news, Drag performer George Ward has died at the age of 28. He was popularly known by his stage name Cherry Valentine. He was seen on the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and went on to front the BBC documentary Gypsy Queen And Proud. According to reports, George took his last breath on Sunday and left his loved ones and well-wishers in profound grief. Tributes and condolence messages have flooded the internet ever since the news of his death was announced. Here, check what happened to him.
Cherry Valentine Aka George Ward Dead
George’s family described his death as a profound shock and wrote that it is with the most heart-wrenching and deepest sadness to inform everyone that Cherry Valentine has tragically passed away. This will come as a profound shock to most people and we understand there is no easy way for this to be announced, wrote the family further. It was also added that his family is still processing his death and their lives will never be the same.
Ending the statement, the family said that they understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. Apart from announcing George Ward’s death news, the family did not reveal any additional information about it. So, what was his cause of death and how did he die remain to be unknown at this time. It is no doubt to say that Cherry Valentine was a fan favorite on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Cherry Valentine Cause Of Death Revealed?
Talking about George, before embarking upon his career in drag, Ward grew up in Farlington, County Durham as part of the Traveller community and qualified as a mental health nurse in 2015. It was in December 2020 when Cherry became one of the twelve contestants competing in the second run of the UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race. After getting featured on the show, George fronted a BBC documentary exploring his Traveller heritage titled Gypsy Queen and Proud.
Before the premiere of Drag Race UK in January 2021, Ward revealed in an interview that he is not just a drag queen but also a fully qualified mental health nurse too. He added that in his opinion everyone could do with a bit of therapy and that being a nurse has helped him understand himself and other people a lot more now. Our team, us, pays George Ward heartfelt tributes too, and offers deepest condolences to his family.