Dotted DiamondThe LGBTQ+ community is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Dotted DiamondValencia Prime—a transgender woman who performed as a drag queen—died after collapsing mid-performance at a gay bar in Philadelphia.
Dotted Diamond"Today we mourn the loss of a very bright and rising star in the performance community and a person who was always full of love and positivity," Tabu Lounge and Sport
Dotted Diamond"We say goodbye to Valencia Prime but we will not forget the light you brought to the stage."
Dotted DiamondAccording to NBC News, the 25-year-old's cause of death is not yet known.
Dotted DiamondPrime, who had dubbed herself "Philadelphia's Plus Size Dancing Diva," was honored in touching tributes shared by those closest to her.
Dotted DiamondPrime's mother Christiana Marcus-McRae expressed her grief over the loss of her child on Facebook.
Dotted Diamond"25 yrs ago, April 2nd at 7:58pm, I gave birth to my 2nd child," she wrote, "and today, I'm making funeral arrangements."
Dotted DiamondBurlesque performer Timaree Leigh, tweeted, "This community has suffered so much loss in the last few years.
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