Philadelphia Drag Queen Valencia Prime Dies, Collapses During Performance

The death of a famous Philadelphia drag queen is getting national attention … due to the tragic manner in which she died.

25-year-old Valencia Prime, real name Rahsaan Marcus, passed away after performing as part of a drag show … according to Shaniyah Banks, an investigator for Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.

A Rep for Philadelphia PD tells TMZ they got a call about someone who had collapsed at Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar around 11:15 PM Monday night … they were pronounced dead just before midnight.

We’re told the causes of death were determined to be cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.

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The venue paid tribute to Valencia, posting a statement online about “the loss of a very bright and rising star in the performance community.” They also said they’re talking with her family about hosting a show in her honor in the future.

She’s been met with tributes left and right since her passing … drag queen Brittany Lynn wrote on Facebook, “You will be sorely missed … keep twirling, ma’am,” while drag artist Aloe Vera said, “I love you with everything in my heart Valencia. Rest in power.”

Valencia was 25.


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