‘Profound shock’: Reality star dies at 28

The performer died Sunday, but no cause of death is clear at this time.Ward found fame after landing a spot in the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK — the British version of the hit US show.After putting his name on the map, he went on to launch a TV career and even had his own BBC documentary titled Gypsy Queen and Proud.“It is with the most heart-wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George — Cherry Valentine — has tragically passed away,” Ward’s family said in a statement, according to BBC.“This will come as a profound shock to most people and we understand there is no easy way for this to be announced. As his family, we are still processing his death and our lives will never be the same.”“We understand how much he is loved and how many lives he has inspired and touched. All we ask is for your patience and your prayers in this time. We love you Georgie,” the family added.Celebrity deaths 2022Ward worked as a qualified mental health nurse in 2015 before finding his love for drag.Announcing his drag persona Cherry Valentine to the world, Ward said she defined “glamour” and could be described as “dark” and “Gothic.”His drag persona also saw him perform with the likes of Charli XCX, with whom he appeared in a music video.This article originally appeared on the New York Post and has been reproduced here with permission

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