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Drag Legend Flawless Sabrina Has Died at 79

Drag Legend Flawless Sabrina Has Died at 79

Drag Legend Flawless Sabrina Has Died at 79
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The Queen's reign has ended, but her legacy lives on.

Drag legend Flawless Sabrina, a.k.a. Jack Doroshow, has died at 79. Transparent producer Zackary Drucker confirmed Flawless Sabrina's death in an Instagram post.

Sabrina, known as Mother to many, was one of the loudest and proudest voices for the drag community in the 1960s, and gained widespread notoriety as the organizer of drag pageants all over the country, where many queens -- including Divine -- performed in drag for the first time. Andy Warhol saw him perform at the age of 19 in Pittsburgh, and helped set him up with a benefactor to fund the 1968 documentary The Queen, for which Sabrina was best known for.

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Sabrina spent recent years as a mentor for the next generation of queer artists and activists. "You're working through the same problems, but you're working through them from a less angry place," Doroshow said of contemporary queers in a 2015 Out profile. "That's a miracle."

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