I'm not a big fan of drag queens. (I'm too insecure to be in the same room with them knowing they will home in on my flaws!) But I did grow to appreciate fellow Detroiter Sweetie (aka Daniel Booth) via her appearances on Sandra Bernhard's "Sandyland" show on Sirius-XM Radio. That she was not well wasn't a total surprise -- I attended a fundraiser for her in 2010 during which Linda Simpson announced that she was having so much fun she hoped Sweetie's health would remain in limbo so we could do one every week! -- but I was not aware that she was battling cancer. RIP, funny lady.
Michael Musto remembers Sweetie HERE.