Performer Erica Andrews Passes Away, Drag Mother To Roxxxy Andrews

erica andrewsEntertainer Erica Andrews—who counted Miss Continental, Miss Transexual America, and Miss International Queen among her titles—passed away on March 11 away after a battle with lung illness.

In addition to numerous pageant titles, Andrews appeared on Tyra, The Maury Povich Show and the controversial  camp-horror flick Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives. A mentor to Drag Race contestant Roxxxy Andrews, Erica was known as “the most beautiful drag queen in captivity,” according to Windy City Times.

“One of my favorite Continental memories was when Erica Andrews came out in her swimwear,” recalled longtime pageant judge Denis Sabol. “She had a Native American/Cher sort of feel to it, yet it was very revealing and very classic. When she did her turn and walked, I just went ‘wow!’”

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Drag Race contenders, including Willam, Mimi Imfurst and Alyssa Edwards, have tweeted their condolences to Roxxxy. Below, Roxxxy films Erica trying to pack for a tour.

 Photo: Greg Stevens

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  • Jaime Rodriguez Luevano

    It brought me to tears to learn of her passing last night. I can remember being a student at UT Austin and driving down countless times on Sunday nights with my friends to San Antonio just to see her. I must have seen her perform a hundred times. I barely knew her, but I was fortunate enough to have been added by her as a friend on FB. Being a professional singer myself, her presence and poise were an inspiration to me and she continues to be loved by her fans, especially those of us in San Antonio, TX. My condolences to Erica’s family and friends. She left us too soon, but she will always be a goddess, just like her drag mother Tandi. We love you, Erica. Rest in Peace.

  • Fidelio

    Erica Andrews was a true drag legend, prolific in her performances and appearances not only in Texas, but throughout the world. My coming out experience will forever be inexorably linked to Erica’s performances at The Paper Moon (later known s The Saint) in San Antonio. Her star-power was palpable and as a wide-eyed college student I could not help but be in total awe every time I saw her. While in a small way I may have lost a piece of my past, the LGBT community, in a reverberating blow, has lost a Queen for the ages.

  • Bob LaBlah

    Does anyone know her age?

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