George Ward, who went by the stage name Cherry Valentine and competed on “RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K.,” has away at the age of 28. In Season 2 of the British “Drag Race” adaption in 2021, Ward, who also worked as a mental health nurse, played the lead role.
Ward’s agent, Emma Bunning, informed Variety on September 18 that the actor had passed away and provided a statement from the actor’s family:
It Is with The Most Heartbreaking and Profound Grief
The announcement states, “It is with the most heartbreaking and profound grief that I notify you that our George – Cherry Valentine – has suddenly departed away.” “We recognize there is no simple way for this to be revealed, and this will come as a tremendous shock to the majority of people.
His family and I are still coming to terms with his passing, and our lives will never be the same. We are aware of how he has adored and the numerous lives that he has impacted. All we need in return, for now, is your tolerance and your prayers. You are loved, Georgie.
George Was a Very Unique Individual with A Lot of Skill
As his agent, Bunning continued, “It goes without saying that my heart is broken. George was a very unique individual with a lot of skill and a promising future. Few could forget his contagious laugh, which I will miss greatly. He lighted up a room, affected so many people’s lives, and he lit up a room.
As a member of the Traveler community, Ward was raised in Darlington, County Durham, but he left when he was 18 years old. In his late-January BBC documentary “Gypsy Queen and Proud,” he talked about his childhood and identity.
In the documentary, Ward said: “I think it’s so unlucky because it comes from such a traditional place to be LGBT or to be something different from the norm in the community. Though it’s more binary, I call it “traditional.” Simply put, it’s really binary. There is no in-between; the men are the men and the ladies are the women. But we are aware that there is a great deal on both sides and in between.
Valentine Declares that “she Is Everything” in The Introduction to His Song “drag Queen.”
“She has glitz, is a club kid, is dark, and is gothic. I appear to be a queen, look at me! The statement is made by Valentine, who also adds that she became certified as a mental health nurse in 2015, a job that has helped her develop a greater understanding of other people.