Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Octavia St. Laurent - You Will Be Missed

I just learned that several days ago (May 17) we lost another legend in our community. Octavia St. Laurent passed away and no details of how have been released yet. Octavia was showcased in the fabulous documentary Paris Is Burning, she's been featured on the Maury Povich Show, and most recently she was seen again on the new ballroom documenary How Do I Look.

I learned this news from Ms. Monica Roberts over at the Bilerico Project. Unfortunately, Octavia's death probably won't make mainstream news. But the reality is Monica was an inspirtation to thousands of kids. She was a tremendous influence to many and her light will continue to shine even after her death.

Though she came to be known to most through Paris is Burning as Octavia St. Laurent. Her name would evolve to Heavenly Angel Octavia Saint Laurent Manolo Blahnik and finally she would settle on Octavia Saint Laurent Mizrahi. All that knew Octavia spoke about how sweet and how genuine a person she was. She will forever be an icon in the ballroom scene.


Monica Roberts said...

Thanks for the shout out.

Octavia will definitely be missed.

Unknown said...

I never knew how interesting Octavia was. Such a lost that she passed away before her singing career took off. Such a loss regardless.