Well-known performer found fatally shot

AL.com – By Nadia M. Taylor – Staff Reporter

A female impersonator who regularly performed at downtown clubs was fatally shot inside his home Friday night off Ann Street near Taylor Park in south central Mobile, police and family said.

Kent Perry, who went by the stage name Ms. Rosalyn Heights, was shot several times about 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of Racetrack Lane, Mobile police spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant said Saturday.

Perry, 41, was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries, Gallichant said.

Police were looking Saturday for two men in their late teens in connection with the shooting. Investigators do not know a motive but believe Perry and the two men knew each other, Gallichant said.

Perry was a frequent entertainer at B-Bob’s, a downtown Mobile club, and at Emerald City in Pensacola, where he lip-synched to songs by Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Patti LaBelle and others, said his sister, Barbara Perry. He had been performing since the mid-1980s, his family said.