Founder of Gay Icon and White Party, Jeffrey Sanker’s cause of death was clarified after he passed away on Friday (May 28) at the age of 65 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. May he rest in power.
The owner of the Los Angeles based White Party Entertainment company took his last breath while his family members, his mother, and sister, were at his side.
The West Hollywood resident had formed his company and fame on hosting great scale parties in exotic places, such as Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Miami, Florida.
However, late Jeffrey’s trademark extravaganza, White Party Palm Springs, had grown into the nation’s largest gay dance music festival, attracting above 30 thousand attendees from all over the world.
Gay circuit party impresario Jeffrey Sanker in 2014 got a star on the famed “Palm Springs WALK OF STARS,” aptly placed on the S.E. corner on Palm Canyon Drive and the (very gay) Arenas Road.
What is White Party CEO Jeffrey Sanker’s Cause of Death?
Jeffrey Sanker’s cause of death was reported as his longtime illness. According to official sources, the beloved icon died after a long battle with liver cancer.
The MIAMI HERALD described him as “the father of the modern gay event party.” His passion for parties kicked off throughout the early eighties in New York City, serving at such legendary locations as Studio 54, Palladium, and Private Eyes. Then he found his skills as a promoter and special event producer. He has hosted parties for many celebrities.
Condolence messages to Jeffrey Sanker flowed in by his friends and fans as soon as his death news was confirmed. They expressed their sadness on social media by sharing their tributes.
Former West Hollywood City Councilmember John Duran shared a statement, noting, “Jeffrey was a long time friend. He was an iconic figure in gay history with his creation of the White Party. For many gay men, he created a space for them to find their tribe and sexuality. While he had his critics – he loved his gay community and left a lasting mark. So many of us found a place to belong because of his vision“
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