SAVANNAH. -- Beloved drag queen Lady Chablis passed away at age 59 on Thursday morning in Savannah, GA.
Chablis' health was declining over the past few years but she still gave it her all onstage. The cause of death is still unclear. She was surrounded by friends and family.
Club One, a local dance club, announced the passing on their Facebook page. In the lengthy post, the night club highlighted Chablis' impact on the gay scene in the city. In fact, she was Club One's very first performer in 1988.
Chablis was also featured on Good Morning America, a Bizarre Foods segment, and even sat down for an interview with Oprah. She also graced the silver screen in the 1997 Clint Eastwood movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil -- from the book of the same name -- where she played herself.
Not only did she take the stage, appear in a movie and lead a gay movement through Savannah but Chablis also wrote her own autobiography, "Hiding My Candy". The book was labeled as "a cross between The Color Purple and Cinderella."