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Friday, July 28, 2006


Prayers for Willi Ninja

Dancer, choreographer, and musician Willi Ninja -- the breakout star of the film Paris Is Burning and a seminal figure in the history of vogueing and modern dance -- has been hospitalized and is in serious condition. Emanuel Xavier reports an email from Mother Juan Aviance, who says Willi may not make it to the weekend. He also mentions Ninja recently came out publicly as HIV-positive; although there is no statement that the hospital stay is related, the implication is clear. We'll be saying our prayers for a speedy and healthy recovery, and hoping this legendary child stays with us a bit longer. [NewNowNext]
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