DRAG performer Lady Red Couture, who starred on the hit YouTube series Hey Qween, has reportedly died at the age of 43.
Friend and Hey Qween creator Jonny McGovern shared the sad news on Saturday.
He wrote: “I can’t believe I am writing this message but the unthinkable has happened.
“This morning at 5am, I received a call from the hospital letting me know that Lady Red just passed away.
“I was told she was improving yesterday and ready to move out of intensive care. But very early this morning she had an episode and coded and she was just gone.
“I was just with her Mom and sister. We are in shock. We are devastated.”
Jonny continued: “I know she meant so much to so many people.
“…For today, all I can do is cry and mourn the giant loss of my sister, creative partner and best friend.”
Sister, Sister actress Jackée Harry mourned the loss of her friend with a sweet tribute.
Along with a fun photo of the two of them together, the comedian wrote: “Some people have personalities too big for this world, so they’re called on to greatness.
“Lady Red @Mothercouture was one of them. Rest in power, Queen.”
Lady Red starred as Christina Allure in the 2011 musical dramedy Leave It on the Floor, which was set in the world of Los Angeles ball culture.
She was in over 150 episodes of online talk show Hey Qween, which featured interviews with many LQBT guests.
News that Lady Red’s health was declining was first revealed earlier this week when Jonny said he had to “rush” her tot the hospital “due to complications with her chronic condition – cyclic vomiting syndrome.”
He said she was taken into the ICU where doctors were working to stabilize her.
She was reportedly negative for coronavirus but still “in bad shape.”
The day before the actress’ passing, Jonny said they had gotten “positive news” and it seemed Lady Red was stabilized and on the mend.
He and her family thought she would be moving out of the intensive care unit over the weekend, but she took a turn for the worse and they learned of her death on Saturday morning.