The drag community is in mourning over the loss of the beloved Cashetta. She delighted audiences for years with her wit and charm as a singer and magician. Cashetta was a one-of-a-kind entertainer that played Caroline’s, The Duplex and the Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and appeared on The Today Show, Late with Conan O’Brien and the Outlaugh Festival. She lived and performed in in Wilton Manors, Florida. Longtime friend, Miss Coco Peru paid tribute yesterday on Facebook:
“I’m heartbroken to hear the very sad news that my funny, talented, kind friend Cashetta Scott Weston has left us. I will never forget the first time I saw you on a magazine cover in South Florida and I thought, ‘A drag queen magician? Now this I have to see!’ How lucky I was to not only see you perform, but to meet you years later and work and sing with you on the cruises we did together. How much luckier I was to get to know the wonderful person you were offstage as well as on. The laughs we shared, the heart to heart talks, the support we offered each other, and those late night giggles! I have been blessed for so many years to be a part of a community of so many creative people and Cashetta was one of my favorites. Scott, you gave me and your audiences the gift of laughter, wonder, and a moment in time to believe in magic.”
Sounds like a life well-lived. Below is a video, not in performance, but of Cashetta in her dressing room, turning back into Scott.