Kareemia Baines a.k.a Lady Red Couture, the transgender queen and host of popular Youtube show Hey Qween! has died at the age of 43, according to a statement posted on social media by Hey Qween co-host on July 25, 2020.
Who if Lady Red Couture
On her Instgram page she described herself as the largest live singing drag queen in captivity! Co-host of “Hey Qween!”, Karaoke Hostess & Budtender.
How Did Lady Red Couture Die ?
Her death was first announced by her friend and the co host of the show Hey Qween, Jonny McGovern.
Announcing her death , Jonny wrote on twitter “It doesn’t feel real but the beautiful light that was Lady Red is gone. #RIPLadyRed I love you baby. I will miss you everyday”
— Jonny McGovern (@GayPimp) July 25, 2020
Days before her death Jonny McGovern was busy giving their audience updates on the health situation of Lady Red Couture
All of your prayers are working. After being on a breathing tube and unconscious while she was treated for 5 days FINALLY there is some positive news about Lady Red’s condition. She has stabilized and will hopefully move out of the intensive care unit this weekend.💜
— Jonny McGovern (@GayPimp) July 24, 2020
Cause of Death
The cause of her death is not known at the moment, but it was not related to Coronavirus.
Moreover we have seen some comments online suggesting she had cyclical vomiting syndrome before her death.
Tribute and Condolences
The following are some tributes posted by fans of Lady Red Couture on social media.
I am so heartbroken by the news of our Lady Red Couture passing away. She was a true sister and friend to everyone she met. One of the kindest souls I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Can 2020 just fuck off already? pic.twitter.com/jFOiOX9lTD
— Ginger Minj (@TheGingerMinj) July 25, 2020
I never had the pleasure of meeting Lady Red Couture but I felt like I knew her through her online presence and @HeyQweenTV.
— Brandon Hilton (@BRANDONHILTON) July 25, 2020
Reacting to her death, a lady who identifies herself on twitter as Dr. Mand wrote Just heard of the death of Lady Red Couture. She was such a luminous presence on HeyKween – so full of energy and joie de vivre. I think many of us expected her to have her #DragRace moment to bring her charm to a wider audience.
The world is less bright now that she’s gone. RIP
Another person with the username @pa_me_la_48 wrote “She was glam, she was fish, she served the children. I feel so sad about the passing of Lady Red Couture. I feel frustrated that she never got to be on the show even though she kept trying. I wish even more of the world knew her. It was always a joy”.