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Texas drag queen Sweet Savage passed away Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness that left her in a months-long coma. Freddie Cortez took on the persona for drag performances all over Texas, gaining fans all over the Lone Star State.
Pride San Antonio announced Savage's death in a Facebook post, calling her a remarkable performer and icon.
Cortez was born and raised in Edinburg, and began performing drag in the '80s. Known for her impersonations of Cher, Savage went on to win Miss Gay San Antonio American 1986, Miss Gay Texas American 1989, Miss Gay USofA 1993, Texas Entertainer of the Year, Miss Gay Texas USofA Classic 2004, Miss Texas Continential Elite 2016 and more.
Those close to Savage have not yet released information about community memorials or services for the performer.
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