Legendary San Francisco Drag Performer Heklina Dies

Legendary San Francisco drag performer Heklina was found dead in London Monday morning.

Fellow drag star Peaches posted the news on social media. The two were performing in a musical parody at the Soho Theatre.

Heklina, born Stefan Grygelko, was an icon of the San Francisco drag scene in the 90’s, co-founding several nightclubs.

She was well known for playing the role of Dorothy in “the Golden Girls Live,” a Christmas staple at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission District.

The Oasis nightclub in the Mission district had a wall-to wall tribute to Heklina.

“Heklina was biting and acerbic, and sometimes polarizing but hilarious and always herself,” said

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