NYC drag star Nashon Wooden dies from coronavirus, friend says

Nashon Picket, who done in the downtown Manhattan club scene as drag star Mona Foot, has died from the coronavirus, a mate mentioned Monday. He was 50.

In an emotional Instagram publish, “Project Runway” winner Geoffrey Mac reported, “I misplaced my very best good friend currently from the coronavirus, Nashom Wooden.”

“And I just want to make positive that all people out there stays wholesome, and usually takes care of each other because the virus is really authentic. And I’m just so sorry,” the manner designer claimed as a result of tears.

A further pal of Wooden’s stated that he was not too long ago despatched home from the medical center for not exhibiting really serious sufficient symptoms.

Wooden, who was born in Brooklyn, burst into The Significant Apple’s nightlife scene in 1989, swiftly gaining a next while frequently accomplishing at the Boy Bar in the East Village.

In an August 2017 job interview with Paper Magazine, Picket had by now retired Mona Foot, telling the publication, “It just sort of fizzled out. I stopped taking gigs.”

But in 2018, Mona Foot done once extra at Wigfest, an out of doors drag competition, dressed as Speculate Lady.

Aside from Mona Foot, Picket was also recognized for his job as one of three singers in the band “The Kinds.”

The band’s single, “Flawless,” which was released in 2001, was even sampled by George Michael.

More reporting by Carlos Greer