Nashom Wooden’s former bandmates in The Ones paid tribute to the late “superstar” performer and confirmed he died of complications from the novel coronavirus.
Wooden was well-known in New York City’s queer nightlife scene as drag queen Mona Foot, and enjoyed some success in the music industry with The Ones, whose 2001 single “Flawless” was a club hit.
The trio’s track, which sampled “Flawless (Go To The City)” by George Michael, peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart and was a summer smash in the clubs of Ibiza and the U.K.
In a message posted to social media, Paul Alexander and Jojo America recount how Wooden lit up their lives in the late ‘80s with his charisma and stage craft, and how their world changed with their slinky hit.
By October 2001 “we were landing in London were our lives changed on a dime,” the statement reads. “We were hearing ‘Flawless’ on the radio, in the chauffeured car from the airport and briefed about our appearance schedule in Ministry of Sound among other clubs and on several television shows including Top of The Pops.”
Fast forward 14 years, “we remained friends but decided to stop performing together as The Ones,” Alexander and America continue. “So it is with heavy heart that we must say that Nashom has died due to infection of the Covid 19 virus. He was diagnosed by a doctor but told that he was not at high risk and that he should ride it out at home. Ten days later he passed in isolation in his apartment as everyone was so fearful of contracting the virus, no one was there to nurse him.”
Alexander and America sign off: “There can never be another Nashom. He was a once in a lifetime encounter.”
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