“Legendary San Francisco drag performer Heklina was found dead in London on Monday morning, just days before she was slated to co-star in the musical theater parody “Mommie Queerest” alongside Peaches Christ, also known as Joshua Grannell, at the Soho Theatre.
“I am shocked and horrified to bring this news to you,” read a statement shared to social media by Grannell, who said that he went to pick up his friend earlier that morning and discovered she was dead. “… I know this is shocking news and I am beyond stunned, but I wanted to let folks know what has happened. Heklina is not just my best friend, but a beloved icon of our community. I am a mess…”