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Lady Red sadly passed away on Saturday 25 July (Picture: Getty) It was announced on Saturday night that Drag Queen Lady Red Couture had passed away. Popular for co-hosting YouTube talk show Hey Qween with Jonny McGovern which regularly had RuPaul's Drag Race contestants appear as guests. Lady Red had previously been hospitalised due to complications with a chronic condition. Posting on Instagram, Jonny McGovern announced to fans that despite showing signs of improvement, Lady Red had passed away. How did Lady Red Couture die?

Lady Red passed away from complications to cyclical vomiting syndrome. Writing the news on Instagram, McGovern wrote; '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.' Advertisement What is cyclical vomiting syndrome? The NHS defines cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS) as a rare disorder that causes repeated episodes of vomiting and feeling sick. CVS has no apparent cause – the repeated vomiting episodes aren't the result of an infection or illness though possible causes of episodes might include: stress an infection – such as a sinus infection or flu certain foods caffeine hot weather motion sickness physical exhaustion or too much exercise sleep deprivation The NHS also suggests that it's usually possible to manage CVS through lifestyle changes and medication. CVS sufferers typically go through four phases with the syndrome: Prodrome phase – where they'll begin to feel nauseous, possibly sweat excessively and could appear pale Vomiting phase – they will have periods of retching and vomiting which can last last up to 30 minutes, up to multiple times per hour and for several days Recovery phase – can be immediate or gradual, as vomiting eases up Wellness phase – they will return to normal MORE: 5 Queens from RuPaul's Drag Race who have shaded RuPaul Follow Metro across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Share your views in the comments below. On Saturday, Lady Red Couture, a staple of the Los Angeles drag community, died. Jonny McGovern, who co-hosted the long-running show Hey Qween alongside Lady Red Couture, announced the news on social media. "It doesn't feel real but the beautiful light that was Lady Red is gone," he wrote. "I love you baby. I will miss you every day." A week prior McGovern had posted to social media that he had rushed Lady Red to the hospital due to complications with cyclic vomiting syndrome, a chronic condition that the performer suffered from. At the time McGovern asked for donations to help her Lady Red with her bills given that she was in the intensive care unite. On Friday McGovern reported that she had been on a breathing tube and unconscious for five days but was stabilizing. McGovern has said that "ALL the generous donations to her Venmo over this week" will go towards funeral costs. On social media, many in the drag and nightlife communities as well as entertainment in general have posted tributes. On Hey Qween, McGovern and Lady Red interviewed many RuPaul's Drag Race alum and other talented people. "Last week I filmed a new Hey Qween interview and Lady Red was out sick so we talked to her as if she was there," actress Isis King wrote two twitter. "She was going to film her parts later on, now she's gone." King went on to write that the icon would be "missed by many." Others like Detox, Shangela, Jackie Beat, and many more all posted. Outside of Hey Qween, Lady Red was a LA staple. She worked at venues like Hamburger Mary's and developed a reputation for being the "largest live-singing drag queen." She also helped to produce drag shows. "My whole goal in drag is to blend everything," she said in her audition tape for Drag Race season six. She had previously tried to get on the show in season three. "To blend drag, burlesque, and live singing. I have never seen a girl do that and I would love to be the first to do that." Lady Red was also known for her positivity, helping to mentor and mother many other performers. In one of Lady Red's last video messages on Instagram she spoke to the moment we are all currently in. "I am a Black, American trans woman who is making a difference in this world and all I'm asking is that you love me like I love you," she said. "I shouldn't be afraid to go to the store after a certain time because I'm black. I shouldn't be afraid and neither should you." "Let's lead in love but let's also be very honest." RELATED | 'Drag Race's Shea Coulee Just Launched an OnlyFans Lady Red Couture, a drag queen who performed in viral YouTube series Hey Qween has passed away. Her friend and Hey Qween creator Jonny McGovern announced the news of her death. He wrote: "I can't believe I am writing this message but the unthinkable thing has just happened. This morning at 5 am I received a call from the hospital letting me know that Lady Red has just passed away." Jonny said she was improving yesterday and read to move out of ICU. But unfortunately, she has lost her life. Lady Couture earlier admitted to hospital due to complications with a chronic condition called cyclic vomiting syndrome. Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a disorder that caused nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Jonny McGovern requested her fans to respect the privacy of her family. He wrote: "she meant so much to many people and everyone want to know the details. But please understand their situation." He also announced that all of the donations to her Venmo over this week will go to her family to help with her arrangements. Her sister also starts a GoFundMe page to cover the additional costs.