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Lady Red Couture, ‘Hey Qween’ YouTube star, dead at 43

She was rushed to the hospital on July 19.

Jul 26, 2020, 10:17 am*

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Drag performer Lady Red Couture, who starred in Hey Qween! on YouTube, died on Saturday. She was 43. 

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Friend and Hey Qween! creator Jonny McGovern shared the news on Instagram and Twitter. 

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“I can’t believe I am writing this message but the unthinkable has happened,” he wrote. “This morning at 5am, I received a call from the hospital letting me know that Lady Red just passed away.”

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Lady Red was rushed to the hospital on July 19 due to complications she experienced from her “chronicle condition -cyclic vomiting syndrome,” Heavy reports

Her passing comes a day after McGovern wrote that Lady Red had stabilized. He said she was in the intensive care unit (ICU) but had tested negative for COVID-19. 

On July 24, McGovern wrote: “All your prayers are working.” He said she’d been unconscious and on a breathing tube for five days before stabilizing. McGovern added that they had been hoping to move her out of the ICU over the weekend. 

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Lady Red’s last Instagram post was on July 12 when she wished McGovern a happy birthday.

Several celebrities mourned Lady Red’s passing. 

Jackée Harry—best known for her role on Sister, Sister—posted a tribute, along with a photo of the two of them together. “Some people have personalities too big for this world, so they’re called on to greatness,” she wrote. “Lady Red @Mothercouture was one of them. Rest in power, Queen.”

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*First Published: Jul 26, 2020, 10:16 am