Plus-size Philadelphia drag queen, 25, dies while performing at gay bar: Coroner says she died of heart disease, obesity and diabetes
- Valencia Prime, 25, dies during performance while hosting his own show at gay bar in Philadelphia
- The plus-size queen collapsed on stage on Sept. 12 as paramedics rushed to her aid.
- Her family described her as a “shining rising star” and launched a GoFundMe for her funeral.
- Taboo Lounge and Sports Bar will hold events in her memory and all donations will go to her family
- The coroner ruled her death was of natural causes, citing heart disease, obesity and diabetes as direct effects.
A tribute was paid to the “bright and rising” plus-size drag queen who collapsed and died during a performance in a Philadelphia bar at the age of just 25.
Valencia Prime crumpled up on stage during the ‘Prime Time’ show at the Tub Lounge and Sports Bar on September 12th.
Prime, who called himself “Philadelphia’s plus-size dancing diva,” died of heart disease, obesity and diabetes, according to the coroner. She was ruled that her cause of death was a natural death.
Paramedics and emergency services were called to the gay bar. transgender The drag queen was hosting her show, but friends said she was “unresponsive.”
She was taken to Jefferson Hospital and pronounced dead.
A GoFundMe for her family has already raised $13,875 to help pay for her funeral, well over the $8,000 goal.
Valencia Prime, 25, collapsed on stage during the ‘Prime Time’ show at the Tub Lounge and Sports Bar on September 12th.
Coroner says Prime died as a result of heart disease, obesity and diabetes — after being ‘unresponsive’ at a bar, her cause of death was ruled natural causes
“We mourn the loss of an extremely bright and rising star in the performance community who was always full of life and positivity,” Taboo wrote on Instagram.
“We say goodbye to Valencia Prime, but we will never forget the light you brought to the stage.”
They will hold an event in her honor on Monday night with performances from drag queens Aloe Vera and Asia Monroe.
Donations to the family have been welcomed, Monroe told ABC Philadelphia.
“She was a wonderful, loving, caring person. If you didn’t know Valencia Prime, you haven’t seen Philadelphia drag.
“Paramedics were present at the scene, but she was unresponsive.”
Prime’s mother, Christiana Marcus-McRae, also paid tribute to her daughter in a post on Facebook.
Asia Monroe has described her friend as a ‘wonderful, loving and caring person’ and plans to host a show in her honor on Monday
A GoFundMe for her family has already raised $12,800 of her $8,000 goal to help pay for her funeral.Shows on Taboo are free, but donations go to Prime’s family
Paramedics and paramedics called to gay bar because transgender drag queen was hosting her show, friends said she was ‘unresponsive’
Drag queen Brittany Lynn posted on Facebook, “Valencia Prime, I miss you. You were always up for gigs or texting ‘good job’ afterwards.”
Out & About will always be dedicated to you and all you have done for everyone. Please spin around, ma’am.”
Democratic Rep. Brian Sims said, “Too quickly lost the bright light of our community.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Valencia Prime. is needed.
“You never know what someone else is really feeling deep down or what they are going through.
“Rest in peace, Valencia. You will be sorely missed.
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