Article Title:Remembering Andrew Gilmour
Category:True Stories
Author or Credit:Jonathan Smith, Kevin Baker
Published on:8th February 2006 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
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Story ID:1107
Text:Andrew Gilmore (Candy Muffin) We were so very very shocked to hear of Andrew Gilmour's death. We will always remember him for his energy, motivation and humour - especially when we first met Andrew auditioning as a cast member in Queen of the Whole Pacific back in 2004. He was an absolute delight to direct and work with and he was so excited to be in the inaugural show to the extent that he was even prepared to do a publicity stunt for us by throwing himself off the Sky Tower during a storm in order to promote the show. Last year it was wonderful to have Andrew back as a cast member in Queen of the Whole Universe, although we had noticed that some of the sparkle had gone. Well almost gone, until on the night of the show when Miss Candy Muffin was born as Miss USA. Andrew mentioned to me that that was the last time he was going to do drag and that he was about to go and live out in the country for a while to recharge his batteries. We both thought that was a great idea and fully supported him. In order to respect him, his memory and his involvement in Queen of the Whole Pacific and Queen of the Whole Universe we will always dedicate the cast role of Sum Yun Gui, better known as Miss Malaysia, to Andrew. No matter where the show might be held throughout the world Miss Malaysia will always be dedicated to Andrew. Miss Malaysia was the first role he ever created for the show and we respect and thank him for that. We will always have fond memories of our drag sister, please rest in peace Andrew. Jonathan Smith and Kevin Baker Aka Buffy and Bimbo ED'S NOTE: Yesterday was Andrew's birthday - he would have been 23 years old. His death was sudden, and GayNZ.com understands there are no suspicious circumstances.     Jonathan Smith, Kevin Baker - 8th February 2006
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