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Beloved Philadelphia drag performer Valencia Prime dies after collapsing on stage

Many in the LGBTQ+ community are mourning the loss of drag queen performer Valencia Prime, who died after collapsing during a live show Monday night.

The Philadelphia native, who billed herself as “Philadelphia’s Plus Size Prom Diva,” hosted the prime time exhibition at the city’s Tabu nightclub when he fell to the ground due to complications related to heart disease, ABC 6 Philly informed.

“The Philadelphia scene will never be the same,” drag artist Asia Monroe said, according to the local media outlet. “She was truly a wonderful, loving, caring person.”

Paramedics rushed to the scene after Prime, who was transgender, collapsed on stage Monday. A medical examiner attributed his death to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, reported ABC 6.

Prime was well known in the Philadelphia drag scene. Although she was only 25 years old, her colleagues considered her a staple and a mentor to those trying to navigate the community.

“If you didn’t know who Valencia Prime was, you haven’t seen Philadelphia drag!” Monroe told ABC 6.

A GoFundMe Page it was established in Prime’s honor to help support his family after his death.

“We would love for the community to help her mother and the rest of her family give her the proper tribute that we know she deserves,” the post read. “As we navigate through these heartbreaking times, we kindly ask if she can donate funds for the funeral service. Any donation can be sent to the [GoFundMe] which was created in the name of and with the permission of his mother and family.”

The fundraiser received more than $13,000 on Saturday afternoon, well above its goal.

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