Harris Glen Milstead (October 19, 1945 - March 7, 1988) was better known by his drag persona Divine. Divine starred in a number of films, and was particularly well known as being part of the regular crew known as the Dreamlanders that appeared in many of John Waters' earlier works such as Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester and Hairspray.
Glenn was born before civil rights, gay rights, or women's rights...God doesn't want people created out of a Xerox machine...The tragedy is that Glenn was cut off right at the point of becoming who he really was, and the world will never see how that flower could have unfolded
-Reverend Leland Higginbotham in his Eulogy at Divine's funeral; Baltimore, Maryland, March 1988
Harris Glen Milstead died from complications of sleep apnea. One night, his respiration stopped, but he never breathed again.