Skip to comments.The Lady Chablis, transgender 'Midnight' star, dies at 59
Posted on 09/08/2016 12:45:43 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog
The Lady Chablis, the transgender performer who became an unlikely celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-seller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died Thursday in Savannah. She was 59. Chablis' sister, Cynthia Ponder, confirmed she died at Candler Hospital. A close friend, Cale Hall, said Chablisdied from pneumonia and had been in the hospital for the past month. A modern, nonfiction take on Southern Gothic storytelling, author John Berendt's "Midnight" thrust Savannah into the pop-culture spotlight. And the sassy, blunt-spoken Chablis rode the book's popularity to a level of fame that was rare for transgender performers at the time. "The legacy that she wanted to leave was one of 'believe in who you are and never let the world change who you are,'" Ponder said. "Love yourself first and respect yourself first and others will love and respect you." Chablis insisted on playing herself in the 1997 "Midnight" movie directed by Clint Eastwood. That same year she published an autobiography, "Hiding My Candy." Berendt's book had no shortage of quirky, true-life characters a voodoo priestess, a man who tied live flies to his lapels and a piano player with an encyclopedic command of 6,000 songs. Chablis was easily the most popular, Berendt said Thursday.
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Rest in Peace. She came across as a genuinely lovely person.
The endless stream of lies from Big Government and Big Media has become tiresome.
Was not this sad creature was a man pretending to be a woman?
Uhmm, Its birth name was Benjamin Edward Knox.
“Tears in a bucket” Chablis, tears in a bucket.
I saw her on an episode of Bizarre Foods and would agree with you.
>>>Rest in Peace. She came across as a genuinely lovely person.<<<
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet” (Romans 1:26-27)
This describes a person that has given up on God so often that God finally gives up on them. Resting in ‘peace’ is not one of his recompences.
I worked in mental health. I think God has a bigger view of people with a disability.
Pandering to the delusions of lunatics has also become tiresome.
I guess he didn’t age very well. Gone at 59.
It’s a him, not a her.
It is sad that this performer has died so young. My sympathy to his friends and family.
It’s not a healthy lifestyle, most have an earlier death rate than those not suffering from a mental illness.
Amen. We’re all God’s children.
Disability is it? That’s a new term for it.
I would accept your opinion if you were discussing suicide because mental illness plays a large role in the act - but this man . . . nope!
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