Hector Xtravaganza, "Grandfather" of House of Xtravaganza and icon of NYC's Ballroom culture, passed away at age 60. The sad news was shared on December 30 by House of Extravaganza:
It is with profound sadness the House of Xtravaganza family announce the passing of our beloved Grandfather Hector. He was a friend to everyone he met, a source of inspiration for all who knew him, and a cornerstone of our House family. Arrangements for a celebration of Hector’s life will be shared in the coming days.
Born Hector Crespo, he legally changed his name to Xtravaganza and was House Father from 1993-1997 and 1999-2003, when he then became House Grandfather. Hector was also a consultant on FX's terrific series Pose which is set in the NYC Ballroom world of the late '80s. Pose co-creator Steven Canals and writer/producer Lady J both paid tribute on Twitter and you can read those, along with a few other tributes, below.
Rest in peace, Hector.