Adrienne Galagatsi was much-loved in Cape Town Adrienne Galagatsi, the reigning Miss Cape Town Pride and a popular member of the transgender community, has reportedly taken her own life. Capetonians flooded social media to express their shock and grief at the unexpected loss of one of the queer community’s brightest stars.

According to the Daily Voice, the body of the 34-year-old Galagatsi (also known as Adrian Heyns), was found hanging in the bedroom of her Eerste River home on Tuesday night. “It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of the reigning Ms Cape Town Pride, Adrienne Galagatsi,” said the organisers of the Cape Town Pride Festival in a statement. “Cape Town has lost another force for good.

May she rest in Power.” The Knysna-born Galagatsi worked as a Sports Administrator at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) for 15 years and her untimely passing was acknowledged by the institution. “Adrian was an exceptional sports administrator, exemplary leader and a prominent, dedicated LGBTQIA+ rights activist.