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Lady Red Couture, a WeHo Drag Queen Known for Her Talent, Charm and Height, Has Died

Lady Red Couture performs her version of the song "Hello" on Dec. 26, 2016, at the weekly Monday night "Drag-stravaganza: at Micky's in West Hollywood. Kareemia Baines, 43, a transgender Black woman known for her performances as Lady Red Couture and the host of the popular YouTube show "Hey Qween!", has died. While she was in the hospital and had been in intensive care on a breathing tube, Jonny McGovern, the popular gay comedian and musician and a friend of hers, said it was not from a COVID-19 related illness. McGovern confirmed Lady Red's death in an Instagram post today: "I can't believe I am writing this message, but the unthinkable has happened. DRAG performer Lady Red Couture, who starred on the hit YouTube series Hey Qween, has reportedly died at the age of 43.

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Friend and Hey Qween creator Jonny McGovern shared the sad news on Saturday. Hey Qween star Lady Red Couture has reportedly died at the age of 43 "This morning at 5am, I received a call from the hospital letting me know that Lady Red just passed away. Hey Qween creator Jonny McGovern shared the news of her passing Credit: Twitter Lady Red worked on over 150 episodes of Jonny's online talk show Credit: Instagram "…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 friend Lady Red online Credit: Twitter 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. 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." The day before the actress' passing, Jonny said they had gotten "positive news" and it seemed Lady Red was stabilized and on the mend. Lady Red Couture, a drag performer and star of the popular YouTube show "Hey Qween!" died on Saturday, July 25, at the age of 43.

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Lady Red Couture, whose real name was Kareemia Baines, died early on Saturday a few days after being rushed to the hospital for an ongoing illness, Instinct Magazine reported. Her co-host on the hit YouTube show "Hey Qween!", Jonny McGovern, confirmed the news of her death on social media: This morning at 5am, I received a call from the hospital letting me know that Lady Red just passed away. He requested privacy for Lady Red's close friends and family as they grieve their loss and thanked fans for their donations in the past week. He finished, "But for today all I can do is cry and mourn the giant loss of my sister, creative partner and best friend." Lady Red Was Rushed to the Hospital on July 19 Due to a Chronic Condition The news of Lady Red's passing comes just a day after McGovern posted that her condition had stabilized. The drag performer was hospitalized on July 19, McGovern said, due to complications she experienced from her "chronic condition -cyclic vomiting syndrome." At the time, he said she was in the intensive care unit but had tested negative for COVID-19.

Lady Red's last Instagram post came on July 12 when she wished McGovern a happy birthday. Lady Red Was a Staple of the Los Angeles Drag Scene & Best Known as the Co-Host of 'Hey Qween!' LA Weekly wrote that Lady Red was a staple of the Los Angeles drag scene, although she was originally from Park City, Utah. Many Fans & Friends Posted Tributes to the Performer After News of Her Death Broke Many people took to social media to share their shock and sadness at Lady Red's passing. Drag performer Delta Work wrote, "Today's passing of #ladyredcouture marks the passing of a legend who lived in her truth. Drag performer and personality Adore Delano wrote, "Lady Red Couture..