According to cops and a bar, a drag queen from Philadelphia passed away after collapsing onstage during a performance. Let’s see what happened to her and the Philly drag queen cause of death in detail
How did Valencia Prime die?
The transgender lady Valencia Prime, also known as “Philadelphia’s Plus Size Dancing Diva” on Instagram, passed away on Monday night. The woman fell at a bar close to the city’s Midtown Village district, Philadelphia police Lt. Eric McLaurin told USA TODAY.
Prime, 25, passed out on stage, according to Jeffrey Scotland, proprietor of Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, who spoke with NBC News.
According to McLaurin, the local hospital was notified that a woman had collapsed at the bar and that it was medical personnel who took her there, where she was later declared dead.
Philly drag queen cause of death
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner will do an autopsy to identify her cause of death, according to McLaurin’s announcement on Friday. Asia Monroe, a performer herself, claims that she was informed as soon as it happened since friends who were at the performance saw what took place. Asia Monroe opined that the Philadelphia scene would never be the same. She was a great, compassionate, and loving person.
The Philadelphia medical examiner lists Prime’s cause of death as Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, which is a form of heart disease. The office classified the manner of death as natural causes.
What did Asia Monroe Valencia Prime’s friend say?
At age 25, Philadelphia drag queen Valencia Prime was at the height of her career. She advertised herself as “Philadelphia’s Plus Size Dancing Diva” and as a trans woman.
Asia Monroe remarked that she seems to be everywhere. You haven’t seen Philadelphia drag if you weren’t familiar with Valencia Prime, Prime passed out on stage at the Tabu nightclub in Center City as she was doing what she liked to do: perform.
She wasn’t breathing, and when paramedics arrived, Asia Monroe reported.
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease, a kind of heart disease, is listed as Prime’s cause of death by the Philadelphia medical examiner. The death was categorized by the office as coming from natural causes.
Valencia Prime’s friends prefer to reflect on how she lived rather than how she passed away. Asia Monroe praised Valencia for “truly stepping up to the plate and being that person to help folks in their time of need.”
According to her friends, Prime played a motherly role in the drag and trans communities. Nikita Sinnn Monroe recalled, sobbing, “She was the first person to assist me to discover out that I was trans.” Valencia Prime’s friends promise to honor her on stage and in their hearts despite the vacuum left in their lives.
Asia Monroe said, “Just knowing that she’s up there and watching over us, we’re going to keep performing because I know that’s what she would want us to do.” More than $11,000 has been gathered for Valencia’s family via a GoFundMe page. A concert in support of Valencia Prime will take place at Tabu on Monday night.
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