The Curtain Falls on Millennium C. Snow: Goodnight, Sweet Queen

by | Jan 10, 2024 | MUSIC, NIGHTLIFE, QUEER RVA, RICHMOND NEWS

In the heart of Richmond, Virginia, a star shone brightly in the drag queen sky – Dajuan Lamont Gee, known as Millennium C. Snow, a beacon of creativity and resilience. April 17, 1981, marks the birth of a true original whose journey came to a sudden halt on January 6, 2024 at the age of 42, plunging the community into mourning.

The Loss of a Legend: Millennium C Snow

Gee’s unexpected passing has sent ripples of grief through a community that cherishes their own. From family and friends to admirers and fellow artists, the void left by his departure is palpable, a testament to the impact he made in the lives he touched.

A Stage Persona That Captivated Many

Millennium C Snow was not just a drag queen; he was an artist, a Richmond visionary who took the stage by storm. Each performance was a journey into a world of his making, where glamour and creativity knew no bounds. His costumes, each a masterpiece, spoke volumes of his talent – the pink alien opera singer from “The Fifth Element,” a ten-foot-long snake, and even Katy Perry’s alien avatar from “E.T.” were among his notable creations.

A Personal Journey of Courage and Authenticity

Gee’s life was a narrative of courage. Living as a female from 17 to 26, he later embraced his identity as a drag queen, a choice that resonated deeply within the LGBTQ+ community. His decision against sex change was a powerful statement in self-acceptance and staying true to oneself.

The Community Reflects: Heartfelt Tributes Pour In

Social media has become a canvas for the outpouring of emotions. From Casey Dokoupil’s heartfelt thanks for Snow’s performance at a friend’s end-of-life celebration to Angel David Hernandez’s sorrowful goodbye, the community’s response is a mirror to the love and respect Snow garnered. Laura Avery reminisces about Gee’s kindness, and Saady Alex remembers the invaluable advice and memories shared with Snow.

Farewell to a Cherished Richmond Soul

As we bid farewell to Dajuan Gee, the community clings to the cherished moments and the profound impact he made. His passing serves as a reminder to embrace life passionately and authentically. Though gone, the spirit of Dajuan Gee, Millennium C Snow, lives on, an eternal presence in the hearts of those who were touched by his extraordinary existence.

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RVA Staff

RVA Staff

Since 2005, the dedicated team at RVA Magazine, known as RVA Staff, has been delivering the cultural news that matters in Richmond, VA. This talented group of professionals is committed to keeping you informed about the events and happenings in the city.




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