Victoria María Aragüés Gadea also known as Vicky Leyton and professionally as Sticky Vicky, was a Spanish ballet dancer and illusionist who died on 29 November 2023.
Sticky Vicky, was known for her vaginal magic show. Her career spanned almost fifty years, with her final performance taking place in the autumn of 2015.
Sticky Vicky Cause of death
Sticky Vicky’s daughter has revealed the 80-year-old died of heart failure in hospital.
Maria Gadea Aragues told The Sun her mum passed away at 6am this morning, on her 42nd birthday – a day she’ll “remember for the rest of my life”.
Maria said: “I have just come from the funeral parlour where I’ve had to identify my mum so they can proceed with the cremation which is going to happen at midday tomorrow.
“My mum was in hospital for the last 12 days of her life and as a family we’ve been with her and have been able to say goodbye to her.
“I was by her bedside when she died this morning. She passed away as they were changing her morphine bottle.
“It’s my 42nd birthday today but it’s not going to be a day of celebration obviously. It will be a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Maria broke the news of her mum’s death on social media earlier today, saying: “I regret these words, my mother Sticky Vicky passed away.”
Sticky Vicky Age
Sticky Vicky was 80 years old when she died. She was born on April 15, 1943 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
Leyton moved to Barcelona with her mother when her father left the family. She studied classical ballet for 15 years, later working as a dancer.
With her sister, a contortionist, she performed in a musical dance show. A businessman gave her the stage name of Vicky Leyton, by which she was known for the rest of her life.
Leyton later managed El Molino, a theatre on the Avinguda del Paral·lel in Barcelona.
Sticky Vicky Net worth
Reports of Vicky’s net worth vary, but not dramatically.
Most outlets put her net worth at around £3.5million.
She earned her fortune performing as a dancer and illusionist in a career spanning over 35 years.
Sticky Vicky Husband
Sticky Vicky remained unmarried throughout her life, but according to reports from Spain, she was romantically involved with a police inspector and a German acrobat.
Sticky Vicky Children
Sticky Vicky had one son and one daughter from different relationships.
Her son is Eduardo Romero Aragüés, and her daughter is María Gadea Aragüés.
Her daughter followed her mother’s footsteps and performed a similar show under the stage name of Sticky Star.
However, she retired in 2019 after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Sticky Vicky Illness
In July 2022, Leyton was hospitalized following a fall that injured both of her knees. Her hospitalization lasted five days, during which she underwent surgery.
She had to return to the hospital a few days after being discharged due to an infection in one of her surgery sites.
On 29 November 2023, Leyton’s daughter confirmed that she had died earlier that morning at the age of 80.
Follow the announcement, fans rushed the honour the performer online. One wrote: “God bless you and your family your mum put Benidorm on the map when you said Benidorm every one said sticky Vicky what a beautiful woman a true entertainer RIP.”
Another told Vicky’s daughter: “Sending u all love….. see your mum on my 21st birthday, proper legend in her own lifetime….. May she have the best bed in heaven and rest in eternal peace.”
A third put: “So sorry for your loss. Your beautiful mum was a true legend we feel so privileged to have seen her many times. R I P beautiful lady. Sending love to her family.”
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