South Beach lost a Diva. The Legendary drag queen Miss Wanda (Anthony Jermone Lee) was shot five times at a friends' home in Tampa.
At this time, no one has been arrested for the murder.
Miss Wanda was a mainstay in South Beach and well-known for her powerful performances. She was a force of nature and a great friend to those closest to her.
"Wanda can be a certified Bitch with a capital B," said her longtime friend, Henry Williams AKA South Beach drag queen Tiffany Fantasia.
"She was one of those people who could give you no fakeness, no phoniness. You got the real deal how she felt. She was a tough cookie, but once you got to know her, you fell in love with her."
Williams described Wanda, 49, as "a mentor, an inspiration."
"Her performances were awesome. Those that truly knew her, knew she was a real person. you didn't get phony crap. You knew where you stood with Wanda and that was refreshing to a lot of people, including myself."While the community mourns her loss, I hope they can remember the good times and fierce vigor she possessed.