Desiree DeMornay death, Miss Phoenix Pride passed away after battling cancer

Desiree A. DeMornay has died. (Source: Facebook)
Desiree DeMornay, Miss Phoenix Pride passed away after battling cancer. (Source: Facebook)


The vibrant and beloved Miss Phoenix Pride, Desiree DeMornay, known for her prowess as both an entertainer and Exotic Dancer, has passed away. Her untimely demise has left a void in the community she once captivated with her performances.

In this article, we reflect on the life and legacy of this extraordinary artist, celebrating the impact she had on those who were fortunate enough to witness her talent.

Desiree DeMornay passed away

It is with heavy hearts that we share the unfortunate news of the passing of Desiree DeMornay. The vibrant and talented entertainer, renowned for her captivating performances as an Exotic Dancer, bid farewell to this world.

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Desiree had become a notable figure in the entertainment scene, leaving an indelible mark on those who had the privilege of witnessing her artistry.

Known for her charisma and stage presence, Desiree brought joy and excitement to countless audiences with each mesmerizing performance. Beyond the spotlight, she was cherished by friends, colleagues, and admirers alike for her warm personality and generous spirit.

Who was Desiree DeMornay?

Desiree DeMornay, a multifaceted entertainer with roots in Phoenix, Arizona, transcended geographical boundaries to leave an indelible mark on stages across the United States.

Her captivating performances as an Exotic Dancer graced iconic venues in New Orleans, LA; St. Louis, MO; and Tampa, FL, solidifying her reputation as a seasoned and versatile artist. Throughout her illustrious career, Desiree showcased her talents at renowned establishments such as BsWest Scottsdale, Stacy’s at Melrose, Cruisin’ 7th, Rock Phoenix, and Karamba Phoenix.

Her roles ranged from being an Entertainer to a Show Director, reflecting not only her stage presence but also her ability to contribute to the overall production of unforgettable shows. Notably, she served as a Waitress/Show Director at Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille in Tampa and at The Baton Show Lounge.

Education was a significant aspect of Desiree’s life, as she pursued a degree in Nursing at the University of South Florida after completing her studies at Parkway North High School. This dedication to both her artistic and academic pursuits showcased her commitment to personal growth and excellence.

Titles & Awards 

Desiree’s illustrious career garnered her numerous accolades, attesting to her exceptional talent and contributions to the drag and entertainment communities. Among her many awards are Miss Black Universe 2019, Miss Mardi Gras 2018, Miss Sunshine State Black Universe 2017, and Miss Victorian International Plus 2017, to name a few.

These titles underscored her versatility and prowess in various pageant systems, from Miss Gay USofA to Miss Continental Plus. Her awards spanned across decades, from Miss Fallout in 1992 to Miss Black Universe in 2019, showcasing the enduring impact of her talent.

Desiree’s legacy as an entertainer, mentor, and pageant queen will undoubtedly endure, remembered by those whose lives she touched through her performances, mentorship, and charismatic presence on and off the stage.

Desiree DeMornay Cause of Death

Desiree DeMornay’s journey was marked by an incredible resilience in the face of adversity, as she confronted the challenging diagnosis of stomach cancer last year. Undeterred by the gravity of her condition, she embarked on a courageous and challenging path of treatment, exemplifying strength and determination that inspired those around her.

Tragically, on January 7, Desiree shared a poignant update, revealing the ongoing struggles with illness that had befallen her. Despite a valiant and prolonged battle against cancer, she ultimately succumbed to the disease on January 24. Her passing is a profound loss for the community, friends, and admirers who had followed her journey, both on and off the stage.

In the wake of this heart-wrenching news, the online community, particularly on platforms like Facebook, has become a space for an outpouring of grief and remembrance. Many people, moved by the impact Desiree had on their lives, have taken to social media to share heartfelt condolences, fond memories, and expressions of sympathy.


Kara Belle wrote: “Practically my whole career, I was inspired by a woman that I later was able to call my friend. It was a picture of her face that taught me how to approach makeup. Her beauty, humor, and talent made me feel confident in myself as a plus size entertainer. She always encouraged me and expressed her love to me. It is truly a hurt to lose one of my idols today and I pray that you find comfort in the world beyond. One of the most beautiful human beings is no longer on this earth. Desiree A. DeMornay, I will love you forever and miss you always. Your legacy will forever live on and I will always speak your name. I gave you your flowers every chance I could in this life and today you’ve earned your wings. Sleep in heavenly peace.”

Savannah Stevens wrote: “Devastated to learn the news of a friend, sister and mentor not only to me but an entire community! Desiree A. DeMornay I love you and will forever keep you in my heart! Thank you for all the years of friendship, laughs, support and inspiration ! Rest In Peace my beautiful friend”

Markkell Boss King wrote: “😢Today started off sad 😞 Got the news one of the sweetest people god had created has pass away.My Friend Desiree A. DeMornay baby ima miss you so much we had plain on seeing each other. These tears that falling from my eyes is hurt an happy tears cause I know you at peace baby.. I love you ❤️ an will always do..Today I know all my Tampa fl friends an all over the word an our LBGTQ community is hurting you was a true queen 🫅 an baby I tell you like this you will always live on n our hearts. We going to miss you tearing up the floor with your shows baby.. take your rest beautiful phenomenal queen. Ima miss you love.. ps Tear it up up there and da heavens baby give them what you gave us love.. R.I.P My Angle …🕊️🕊️🕊️💔💔”

As we reflect on Desiree DeMornay’s life, we extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends, acknowledging the profound impact she had on those who had the privilege of knowing her.


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