Cherry Valentine has died. The Race UK star, whose real name was George Ward, kicked the can on Sept. 18, as demonstrated by a clarification from his people, which was conveyed through his PR firm on Instagram. He was 28.
“It is with the most appalling and most significant hopelessness to enlighten you that our George – – Cherry Valentine – – has tragically died,” the declaration scrutinizes. “This will come as a huge shock to a considerable number individuals and we understand there is no straightforward way for this to be accounted for.”
“As his family, we are at this point taking care of his destruction and our lives won’t at any point return,” the affirmation continues. “We grasp the sum he is treasured and the quantity of lives he that has propelled and reached. All we ask is for your comprehension and your solicitations in this time. We love you Georgie.”
No different information about Ward’s passing was speedily open.
Brought into the world in Darlington, England, Ward, a mental heath support, appeared on six episodes of Race UK in 2020.
The show’s Instagram account answered Ward’s destruction, sharing photos from his experience on the series.
“We are broken that Cherry has died,” the post read. “She was an insightful soul who gave joy and an indisputable snicker to everyone she met. She brought spirit, verve and appeal to #DragRaceUK, we will miss her so significantly.”
Cherry Valentine’s laugh appreciation post. She was great. pic.twitter.com/eySdMipxMa
— Lee (@JustifyMyLee) September 23, 2022
The U.S. transformation of the show, RuPaul’s Race, likewise answered the news, tweeting, “Track down satisfaction in the great beyond, Cherry Valentine. Much gratitude to you for giving your specialty to every one of us. You will be so missed.”
The way that Cherry has died makes us sad. She was a big-hearted soul who gave joy and an unquestionable chuckle to everyone she met. She brought energy, verve and appeal to #DragRaceUK, we will miss her so significantly. pic.twitter.com/4LG7oHaVZj
— RuPaul’s Race UK (@dragraceukbbc) September 23, 2022
As of late, Ward highlighted in a story, Cherry Valentine: Drifter Sovereign and Happy, which retold the story of how he left the Vagabond social class after he was excused when he arose as gay.