NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2020) – Nashville entertainer and Out & About Nashville contributor Paige Turner, 33, has died. According to sources, Turner’s body was discovered by her grandmother in her Cookeville home Saturday. A cause of death is unknown at this time. We’re told Turner had been residing at the family home throughout the recent #COVID19 safer at home orders.
Turner was a Saint in the Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a local organization that raises money for HIV/AIDS care and other pro-equality causes. She performed her last show June 27 at Nashville downtown hot spot Big Shotz for the Illusions show with Maya Campbell.
Friends say Turner was a very positive person who was constantly working.
“I would call and she would say ‘I’m working on an outfit’ or ‘I think I’ve got an idea for a great mix’. She was never a negative person,” says longtime friend Veronika Electronika. “She would joke that she was the Susan Lucci of drag, always the runner up to everything, and she just laughed it off.”
“She came to the studio and recorded her rap in one take! It was perfect,” recalls Redd. “When I moved to Nashville, Paige Turner was the first and only Queen who welcomed me, befriended me, and helped me get my foot in the door. She truly loved people and it was obvious. I feel grateful to have worked with her and to have called her a friend.”
Electronika describes Turner as an avid animal lover.
“She would’ve given her kidney to that dog if it needed it,” says Electronika. “That’s just who she was. Always putting other people above herself. Working doubles if someone needed off. So genuine and loving.”
A GoFundMe for funeral expenses has been set up by Paige Turner aka Darrell Myers’ sister in law, Jennifer Myers. Those wishing to donate can do so by CLICKING HERE.
Paige Turner was also an Out & About Nashville Contributor. You can read some of her work here.
Out & About Nashville will update you with more details as they come. You can keep watch on our Facebook page and here on OutAndAboutNashville.com. News Correspondent Brian Sullivan will have an interview with Raquel Redd which will air on our social media platforms Sunday night.