According to a number of posts from friends and peers on social media, Nashom Wooden -- who was well-known in New York City's queer nightlife scene as drag queen Mona Foot -- has died. While the cause of death has not been officially confirmed, many have claimed that the star had tested positive for the coronavirus, including the star's longtime friend, Project Runway designer Geoffrey Mac.
"I lost my best friend today from the coronavirus, Nashom Wooden," Mac said through tears in a video posted via Instagram on Monday (March 23). "I just want to make sure everyone out there stays healthy and takes care of each other because the virus is really real. I’m just so sorry.”
Club king Mario Diaz also shared a post in honor of Wooden, remembering their time together in the nightlife scene. "A beautiful gorgeous creature, an amazing artist and a friend for 25+ years," Diaz wrote. "When I think of you I will always see that beautiful smile. When I think of you I will always remember the powerhouse that was Mona Foot!"