{ICYMI] Remembering the life and laughs of Peggy Platt

ED…..We lost Peggy Platt a year ago this week. The following appeared in our May/June 2018 issue.

 

by Mike Montgomery

Peggy Platt was so close to becoming one of our contributors. For the first issue, she had written a satire op-ed on the pink pussy hats and she sent it but we never got it. For the next several days she was a snow drift in the mountains and had limited cell service and missed the press deadline. We last spoke on March 31st and she said she couldn’t make the next deadline due to her illness, her voice was raspy and she was not well. Had no way of knowing that that would be the last time hearing her iconicvoice. Peggy died peacefully in her sleep on Mon, April 2nd I will remember Peggy fondly and I am sure she would have to been part of the Unite Seattle family.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house at ACT’s Falls Theatre on Monday, April 16 as the arts and LGBTQ community paid tribute to celebrated Seattle comic Peggy Platt, best known as half of the comedy duo Dos Fallopia along with Lisa Koch and their annual iteration of ‘Ham for the Holidays.’

The memorial was filled with both sadness and so much music and laughter.

So many spoke about their memories of Peggy, including Eric Des O’del, Andrew Tasakos, Grady West (Dina Martina), Michael Oaks, Lisa Koch and yes, the spirit of Peggy herself was everywhere.

 

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