Musto told us, "Sweetie was an old-school drag legend whose dedication and craft helped pave the way for the current drag boom. She gave everything onstage, and lit up a room with her pride, focus, and delivery."
In his own statement, he shared this memory, "I am so glad she lived to appear at the Highline Ballroom event her dear friend Daniel Nardicio organized for her in January, one where her friends (including myself) showed up to shine for her and cheer her on. Everyone performed their guts out for this legend, and Sweetie capped it off with a glorious speech about forgiving herself, embracing life, and being filled with gratitude. She added immeasurably to the scene we live in."