A fixture of late night infomercials in the late '90s and early 2000s, Miss Cleo succumbed to cancer a decade after coming out.
After losing his partner to a hate crime, Jeffrey Montgomery found some solace by becoming a fierce advocate for change.
Thousands of people came together in Florida Monday for an evening of reflection, prayer, song and remembrance of those lost to hatred.
The medical examiner has not confirmed the report quoting a law enforcement official close to the investigation into the death of the music superstar, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Kopelov had a long career of working for labor and other causes, said her wife, Phyllis Siegel: “She was always for the underdog.”
The South Florida native contributed tracks to a compilation album to benefit LGBT rights in Indiana.
About 100 songs from his incredible catalog can be purchased on iTunes, but The Purple One was very protective of his music and insisted on total control over distribution.