2020 keeps throwing us curveball after curveball. For example, we’ve already had one iconic champion of women’s rights leave us this month. But the universe decided to make it two. Yesterday it was reported that Helen Reddy, singer of the 1079’s feminist anthem, “I Am Woman,” has died.
It’s been a hell of a weekend for losses––and the sadness just keeps coming. Another legend has sashayed away up to that giant runway in the sky. Yesterday, Lady Red Couture, legendary queen and co-host of the YouTube drag-themed chat show, “Hey Qween”, died. She was only 43.
This is an entirely too sad way to kick off a Monday. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who did a double-take on this news, to make sure my eyes were reading the right name. People magazine is reporting this morning that Kelly Preston died yesterday at the age of 57, after a private two-year battle against breast cancer.
The world got a lot less funny today. Comedy legend Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes at the age of 92. Woof. A big ol’ “fuck you” to this May weekend for taking out icon after icon after icon after icon. Quick, somebody check on Angelyne!
When I first woke this morning and saw images of Siegfried & Roy in my feed, I thought that A) Roy Horn was already out of ICU after entertaining his nurses all week with card tricks, and B) maybe the recent interest in glamorous tiger handlers meant that the legendary Vegas duo would be getting their own Netflix special. But instead, Roy Horn, one of the original Tiger Kings, has died at 75.
TMZ tells us that Jason “Gummi Bear” Davis, brother of Brandon “Greasy Bear” Davis, died yesterday at the age of 35 in Los Angeles.