Shock as British TV star dies

RUPAUL’S Drag Race star Cherry Valentine has tragically died at the age of 28.

The TV favourite’s family confirmed the heartbreaking news today, telling of their “deepest sadness”.

It is not yet clear how Cherry – real name George Ward – died.

In a statement, his devastated family said: “It is with the most heart wrenching and deepest sadness to inform you that our George – Cherry Valentine – has tragically passed away.

“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. 30 November 1993 – 18 September 2022.”

Ward, who died on Sunday, appeared on the second series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, before launching a TV career and fronting the BBC documentary Gypsy Queen And Proud.

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