Paris is Burning star Hector Xtravaganza died age 60


Hector Xtravaganza, a pioneering figure in New York City’s ball culture world, has passed away age 60. Born Hector Crespo, the ball icon later legally changed his surname to “Xtravaganza” and launched the House of Xtravaganza, the firs house in the New York City queer ballroom scene launched by (and mostly for) the Latino segment of the city’s queer community. He was father of the House of Xtravaganza from 1993 to 1997, and again from 1999 to 2003. This house was mentioned in such queer-themed movies as Paris Is Burning and Pose. It exi9sts now, and its current heads paid tribute to their ‘grandfather’, as they call him, saying that they are deeply saddened that he is gone. “He was a friend to everyone he met, a source of inspiration for all who knew him, and a cornerstone of our House family. Arrangements for a celebration of Hector’s life will be shared in the coming days,” the statement reads. The cause of death is yet to be confirmed


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