Angie Xtravaganza is probably best known for appearing in the moving documentary film, Paris Is Burning.

Angie Xtravaganza is probably best known for appearing in the moving documentary film, Paris Is Burning.

 

Is Angie Xtravaganza still alive today?

Unfortunately and tragically, Angie Xtravaganza died three years after Paris Is Burning was released. She was a founding member of the House of Xtravaganza and house mother to Venus Xtravaganza. During her twenties, Angie became HIV positive at the height of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic which swept the USA in the 80s and 90s.

Due to the lack of suitable medication, her HIV status turned into AIDS during her late 20s. She died at the age of 28 from an AIDS-related liver disease.

She was born in 1964 and died in 1993.

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Angie was a transgender performer who was a founding member and the Mother of the House of Xtravaganza. The House of Xtravaganza was a primarily Latino house. She was on the streets of New York by the age of 13.