Clinton Jessee, the performance artist known as “Captain Hillster,” has reportedly died. His cause of death is unknown.
Jessee, a Seattle resident, described himself on his Facebook page as a “Creative Artist and Designer, Actor, Director and Performance Artist, Activist and Volunteer.” During Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Jessee created the superhero-like persona of “Captain Hillster” and made appearances, as well as volunteered for the campaign.
Although the character earned his some publicity during the campaign, according to the official “Captain Hillster” Facebook page, he only had 60 followers.
Jessee’s death was announced on Twitter by musical producer Tom D’Angora. He did not give details on how he died.
I am beyond shocked and heartbroken to hear about the passing of @ClintonJessee "Captain Hillster" He was one of the most loving, enthusiastic, passionate, supportive and fabulous people in the movement. Was immovably supportive of @HillaryClinton & @ChelseaClinton REST IN POWER pic.twitter.com/0UjgIn3cK1
— Tom D'Angora (@TomDangora) September 1, 2018
During the campaign, even Chelsea Clinton tweeted about him.
Jessee was also an LGBT activist, and in March of 2017, he claimed he was attacked by someone because he was gay. A GoFundMe campaign was set up to assist him.
He has been fairly quiet on some social media in recent months, while active on others. He had not tweeted from his personal account since February. He was active on Facebook, however, posting anti-Trump memes and promoting Democratic candidates up until about a week ago.
One of his final posts was a message to President Trump.
Just a few weeks ago, he was attending a Democrat election watch party.
Can't think of how to spend a better election night than with Bestie, Spencer Fairbanks and with one of THE BEST Congresswomen, in the land, Pramila Jayapal.
On August 7, he was wishing a happy birthday to his “savior,” Robert Mueller.
A very Happy Birthday to my newest, would-be SAVIOR!
No official announcement of his passing has yet been made.
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