Memorial to Melbourne Drag Queen streamed live

A memorial to legendary Melbourne drag queen Miss Candee will be streamed online from St Kilda on Monday afternoon.

Ron Walker, also known as drag icon Miss Candee, died on July 16 surrounded by family and friends. Walker began a 48-year career as Miss Candee at the age of 21.

Candee has worked at many of Melbourne’s most popular gay bars, including in recent years DT’s Hotel in Richmond, where she was a regular on a show called Divas alongside drag queens Suzie Ridge and Laura Gravity.

This afternoon (August 1st) the monument to the Drag Queen A great life lived takes place at St Kilda Town Hall from 4pm.

The service will be broadcast live and accessible via the DT Hotel’s Facebook page.

This is followed by the town hall memorial A celebration of Miss Candee at Chasers Nightclub from 6:30 p.m.

Last month, DT’s Hotel announced on its Facebook page that the drag superstar had died.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you that Miss Candee (Ron Walker) passed away just after 1:30am this morning,” they wrote.

“Candee was surrounded by her family and close friends.

“The DT crew not only lost a star, but also a beloved family member and friend. We will all miss her very much.”

Hundreds of tributes flow to Miss Candee

Hundreds of friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute following the death of the Melbourne drag legend.

Among them was Melbourne Deputy Lord Mayor Nicholas Reece, who tweeted: “Melbourne has lost a legend with the death of Miss Candee.

“Retail Assistant to David Jones by day, queen of the drag scene by night. A real original.”

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