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In Loving Memory of Ian Allsup-Burge

Dale Melita November 13, 2020

Ian Allsup-Burge, passed away on the 26th of October, in the Royal Sussex Hospital from pneumonia with complications.

Since his passing husband, Flynn Allsup-Burge AKA drag queen Linda Bacardi has been inundated with messages of love and support from our community.

Speaking to Gscene, Flynn revealed, “I have been overwhelmed by the amount of love people have for him and the effect his death has had on the community.

“Friends, strangers and prominent drag queens alike have personally messaged me to tell me how generous, supportive and selfless he was and how saddened they were at his passing.

He added, “Ian meant so much to so many people, I will remember him for his dad dancing, his exuberance and non-judgemental attitude.

“He made so many newcomers to the scene feel welcome and if he valued you, you’d know about it.”

Ian and Flynn were married in 2016 following a proposal at Poison Ivy on St James’s Street where the couple met a year previously.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, 11th November, 2020 at Brighton Crematorium, subsequent to a hearse drive-by outside Marine Tavern on Broad Street.

As a tribute to Ian’s memory, Flynn has been raising money through Just Giving for the Alzheimer’s Society, which has so far exceeded its £500 target and currently stands at £800.

Flynn would like to thank everyone for all their love and support and hopes the fond memories we have of him will linger.