Scott Weston, a popular drag entertainer who performed as Cashetta at the Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and elsewhere, died March 16. He was 44. He died in Mexico while sleeping, according to friends. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Weston told CAMP Rehoboth he started doing drag in the late 1980s with friends. He cited Lady Bunny, Joey Arias and others as early inspirations.
Cashetta was also a singer and magician and made appearances on “Today,” “Conan O’Brien,” on the LOGO network with Margaret Cho and elsewhere.
Weston was originally from New Jersey and as Cashetta, often joked of “being a Jersey girl.” Having lived and worked in New York and Florida at various times, Cashetta was also a regular in Provincetown, Mass. Weston moved to Rehoboth Beach three years ago and became a regular at the Blue Moon.
“She said she found her home at the Blue Moon,” said Kevin Buice, who performs as Mona Lotts. “He didn’t have any biological family to speak of, so he thought of us as his family.”
No funeral information was immediately available.