Transgender Advocate and Actress Cecilia Gentili Passes Away at 52, Leaving LGBTQ Community in Mourning

Jackson Heights, New York – The LGBTQ+ community is grappling with the loss of a prominent figure as Cecilia Gentili, a respected transgender advocate and actress, passed away at the age of 52 on Feb. 6.

The news of Gentili’s passing was shared on her Instagram page, where a statement asked for privacy, time, and space to grieve. The announcement prompted an outpouring of love from fans, friends, and colleagues, who expressed their sorrow and gratitude for Gentili’s impact.

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among those who paid tribute to Gentili, acknowledging her profound influence on the community. Ocasio-Cortez emphasized Gentili’s unwavering commitment to uplifting others and highlighted the transformative effect of her advocacy efforts.

Gentili’s legacy extends beyond her identity as an actress, as she was deeply involved in advocating for transgender rights and raising awareness about the struggles faced by the transgender community. Her dedication and impact have left an indelible mark on the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.