Earlier today, ‘Project Runway’ winner Geoffrey Mac took to Instagram with a devastating video announcing the death of his best friend Nashom Wooden due to the coronavirus.
In addition to Geoffrey’s post, nightlife king Mario Diaz also shared a post in honor of Nashom, remembering their time together in the nightlife scene.
“A beautiful gorgeous creature, an amazing artist and a friend for 25+ years,” he wrote. “When I think of you I will always see that beautiful smile. When I think of you I will always remember the powerhouse that was Mona Foot!”
Wooden became well-known in the New York queer nightlife scene as Mona Foot starting in 1989, according to a 2017 interview with Paper Magazine. Wooden said he learned his makeup skills from none other than RuPaul herself and performed for years around various gay clubs in New York before ultimately retiring his character — only to bring Mona back for a performance at Wigstock 2018 as Wonder Woman.
Along with being known for his Mona Foot character, Wooden also achieved some success in the music business as one-third of The Ones, an early 2000s dance trio that saw one of their singles, “Flawless,” peak at No. 4 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.
Prayers go out to Nashom’s family and friends.