Cherry Valentine dead: Drag Race UK fans and BBC pay tribute

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‘A very out of this world expertise’ (Image: BBC)

Tributes have come pouring in following the information that George Ward, who competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK sequence 2 as Cherry Valentine, has died aged 28.

The drag artist’s household introduced the information in an announcement, saying: ‘As his household, we’re nonetheless processing his demise and our lives won’t ever be the identical.

‘We perceive how a lot he’s liked and what number of lives he has impressed and touched. All we ask is on your endurance and your prayers on this time. We love you Georgie.’

BBC Three, the channel that airs Drag Race UK, shared a tribute to the late performer, which learn: ‘We’re devastated on the passing of George, who we additionally knew as Cherry Valentine.’

Fiona Campbell, BBC Three Controller additionally stated: ‘We’re all shocked and heartbroken to listen to the information of the passing of George, recognized to many as Cherry Valentine.

‘A fan favorite and an inspiration to so many, we had been privileged to have labored with him at BBC Three.

Devastated followers have been paying tribute (Image: thecherryvalentine/Instagram/BBC)

‘He shall be vastly missed by his many followers and buddies. Our deepest sympathies are along with his household and buddies at this troublesome time.’

Cheryl Gap, who competed Drag Race UK sequence one, wrote on Twitter: ‘I by no means thought I’d have to put in writing one thing like this about such a gifted and delightful person who was Cherry.

‘We’ve misplaced an unimaginable queen and I’m actually devastated! RIP @TheCValentine I LOVE YOU.’

Ellie Diamond, who was within the sequence two solid alongside Cherry, tweeted: ‘I’m in shock on the information and the passing of my pricey sister cherry! Love you sister! Xx.’

Joe Black, who additionally appeared on the second season of the competitors, shared a few photographs of Ward on social media, saying they had been ‘in shock’ by their loss.

‘I’m in shock and never fairly certain easy methods to course of the information. RIP Cherry. I’ll cherish the instances we had collectively,’ Black wrote.

‘An distinctive artist and particular person. My love goes out to their family and friends and everybody who knew them.’

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