Cecilia Gentili, the beloved transgender advocate, author, and actress, has died.

Cecilia Gentili, a beloved transgender actress, novelist, and activist, has suddenly. Gentili was a towering queer presence in New York City and worldwide,

an asylum seeker from Argentina who dedicated her life to advocating for the rights of undocumented immigrants, sex workers, and LGBTQ+ people.

On February 6, friends and family posted on her Instagram profile that she had passed away.

"Our beloved Cecilia Gentili passed away this morning to continue watching over us in spirit," the eulogies said. "Please be patient with one another and love each other fiercely. 

In the next days, we will provide additional information on services and upcoming events. At this moment, we need solitude, time, and space to grieve."Gentili was in the midst of a creative surge,

having released her brilliant debut novel Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Who Isn't My Rapist in 2022 and performing her autobiographical off-Broadway performance Red Ink in 2023.

Gentili told Them that she hoped the concert will delight people while also forcing them to confront the often brutal realities of trans existence.

"I wanted them to laugh, but also to wonder why we have to make trans people's lives so hard," she went on to say.

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