One of Philly’s Most Beloved Visiting Drag Queens, Maddox Madison, Dies After Battle With Skin Cancer

Maddox at Tabu last August. Photo by Garrett Matthew.

Maddox Madison at Tabu last August. Photo by Garrett Matthew.

Maddöx Madison, a drag queen staple of the New York nightlife scene, passed away yesterday after a two-month battle with skin cancer. The performer and makeup connoisseur performed here in Philadelphia frequently. While I didn’t know her very well (when I did meet her, she was so sweet), many queens from Philadelphia did. Here are some of their reactions via social media.

Madison kept a video journal on YouTube chronicling her illness, and bringing awareness to skin cancer. Here is her last entry, posted only days before she passed away.




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