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Plus-size Philadelphia drag queen, 25, DIES during her performance at gay bar: Medical examiner says she was killed by heart disease, obesity and diabetes



Valencia Prime, 25, was in the middle of her ‘Prime Time’ show at Taboo Lounge and Sports Bar on September 12 when she collapsed on stage.

Prime, who called herself ‘Philadelphia’s plus size dancing diva’, died of heart disease, obesity and diabetes according to the medical examiner – her cause of death has been ruled natural causes.

Paramedics and emergency services were called to the gay bar as the transgender drag queen was hosting her show, with a friend saying she was ‘unresponsive’.

He was rushed to Jefferson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A GoFundMe for her family has already raised $12,800 of the $8,000 goal to pay for her funeral services.

Valencia Prime, 25, was in the middle of her ‘Prime Time’ show at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar on September 12 when she collapsed on stage.

According to the medical examiner, Prime died as a result of heart disease, obesity and diabetes – his cause of death was ruled natural causes after becoming ‘unresponsive’ at the bar.

Posting on Instagram, Tabu said: ‘We mourn the loss of a very bright and rising star in the performance community and a person always full of life and positivity.

‘We say goodbye to Valencia Prime, but we will not forget the light you brought to the stage.’

On Monday evening they will host a show in her honor with performances by Aloe Vera and Asia Monroe.

Welcoming the donation to the family, Monroe told ABC Philadelphia: ‘I think the scene in Philadelphia will never be the same.

‘He was a wonderful, loving and caring person. If you don’t know who Valencia Prime is, you haven’t seen Philadelphia drag.

‘Paramedics attended the scene and he was unresponsive.’

Prime’s mother, Christiana Marcus-McRae also paid tribute to her daughter, posting on Facebook: ‘Twenty-five years ago, I gave birth to my 2nd child, and today, I’m making funeral arrangements..’

Asia Monroe described her friend as a ‘wonderful, loving and caring person’ and will host a show in his honor on Monday

A GoFundMe for her family has already raised $12,800 of the $8,000 goal to pay for her funeral services. Tabu’s show will be free but any donation will go to the Prime Minister’s family

Paramedics and emergency services were called to a gay bar as a transgender drag queen was hosting her show, with a friend saying she was ‘unresponsive’

Drag queen Brittany Lynn paid tribute on Facebook: ‘Valencia Prime will miss you so much. You were always up for a gig or saying “good job sir” to me afterwards.

‘Out and About will always be dedicated to you and all that you have done. Keep moving madam.’

Representative Brian Sims, a Democrat, added: ‘We lost a bright light in our community too soon.

I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Valencia Prime. While we’re not sure what we could have done to avoid this tragedy, for now we all need to check in with our loved ones.

‘You never know what someone else is really feeling deeply or what they are going through.

‘Rest in strength, Valencia. You will be greatly missed.’

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Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year




In this still image from the Neuralink presentation video on YouTube, a presenter, lower left, described how a monkey used a wireless transmitter to “type” characters on a keyboard.Credit...Neuralink

Neuralink, the startup Elon Musk founded to link our brains directly to computers, showed progress Wednesday in two medical areas: helping blind people to see and helping people with spinal cord injuries to walk or use their hands.

The company, one of five that Musk leads, is working on technology to drop thousands of electrodes thinner than a hair into the outer surface of human brains. Each electrode is a tiny wire connected to a battery-powered, remotely recharged, quarter-sized chip package that’s embedded into a spot that once held a circle of skull. The chip, called the N1, communicates wirelessly with the outside world.

The technology is still far from the initial medical uses, much less Musk’s ultimate vision of using Neuralink to hang out with superintelligent AIs. But the company is making significant progress, including applying with the Food and Drug Administration to begin human trials it hopes to start within six months, the company said at a “show and tell” event lasting more than two hours.

“Our goal will be to turn the lights on for someone who’s spent decades living in the dark,” said Neuralink researcher Dan Adams, who’s working on the effort to repackage camera data into a brain-compatible format and pipe it directly to the visual cortex.

Musk has some cred when it comes to revolutionary tech. His electric-vehicle company Tesla is profoundly changing cars and his SpaceX outfit is transforming space access with reusable rockets. His reputation as a tech genius has taken a beating, though, with the chaos at Twitter after his $44 billion acquisition. Musk’s Boring Company, which aims to revamp auto transportation with tunnels, also hasn’t lived up to its promises yet.

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US President Joe Biden turns 80 Today: New Generation’ of Democratic Leaders Takes Control in Congress




President Joe Biden will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting president has reached that milestone while in office and fueling speculation about how his advancing age will affect his political future.

Biden — who was the oldest person to assume the presidency in January 2021, just 61 days after his 78th birthday — has said he intends to make another White House bid, even as his age-adjacent peers, including 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have made the decision to step away from leadership in order to make way for a younger generation.

“My intention is that I will run again. But I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run but we’re going to have discussions about it. And I don’t feel any hurry one way or the other to make that judgment.” he said last week, after helming what many say is the most successful midterm election for a sitting president’s party in decades, though noting that those results would not have an impact on his decision to run again.

PHOTO: President Joe Biden greets guests before speaking at an event at the White House complex, Nov. 18, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Biden is the oldest person to serve as commander in chief in the nation’s history. Should he seek reelection in 2024 and win, the president would be 86 by the end of his second term. He has said he’ll talk over his future with his wife and the rest of his family over the holidays.

Biden has said he is hoping that he and his wife “get a little time to actually sneak away for a week around between Christmas and Thanksgiving” and that his decision to run for reelection will likely “be early next year we make that judgment.”

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Shanquella Robinson’s Death in Cabo, Father Believes Attack Was a Set Up




Shanquella Robinson‘s mysterious death in Mexico smells like a set up to her father … he tells TMZ he believes his daughter was attacked as part of a diabolical plan.

Shanquella, who was from North Carolina, was found dead last month in her room in Los Cabos … where she was vacationing with a group of friends. Her parents say the friends told them the 25-year-old died of alcohol poisoning.

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