Beverly Sills Near Death
Legendary opera diva and gay icon Beverly Sills, 78, is reported to be near death from lung cancer. Sills is in a Manhattan hospital with her daughter at her side. While she retired from performing in 1980, Sills has continued to be a force on the NYC opera scene, becoming the chair of the Metropolitan Opera in 2002. Like many of you, I best remember Beverly Sills from her funny, self-deprecating performances on the Carol Burnett Show. Even though I remain no fan of opera, I adore Beverly Sills. Best wishes, Bubbles.