Christian Harris
1967 - 2019
Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home
331 Smith Street
Providence, RI
born in Providence, RI on December 23, 1967 to Beverly Boulton Cottam of Boynton Beach, FL and the late Robert L. Harris of South Kingstown, RI, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and close friends on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
"What's up, ProviDANCE?" is a question familiar to anyone who has attended a 'Chris Harris Presents' event. Lovingly known as the "King of Clubs", Chris was an award-winning event producer, premier concert promoter, accomplished business owner and community organizer. He was co-owner of Club EGO in Providence, RI, and provided some of the best LGBTQ nightlife experiences that captivated audiences and forever changed the industry.
Chris was a pivotal leader in the LGBTQ community, an advocate of equality and proud to have created safe environments where people could come together to celebrate who they are. He was never shy of sharing his vision of dreaming big and "no" was never an answer. Chris was always willing to help where he could and never stopped fighting for what was right. He was always there for the community and leaves a substantial legacy that is being celebrated across the country.
He leaves behind his loving companion, Dominic Chang. He is survived by his mother Beverly, stepmother Donna Harris of South Kingstown, RI, his three siblings Alexander A. Harris of Scituate, RI, Robert L. Harris Jr. of Exeter, RI, Rebecca Harris Fiske of Richmond, RI, and cherished nieces and nephews Abigail, Alissa, Jacob, Daimon and Isabelle.
Christian's visiting hours will be held on Monday, January 14th from 3:00 - 8:00pm in the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 331 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908.
An EPIC 'Celebration of Life' event will take place on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30pm at the Providence Biltmore Hotel, followed by a parade procession to the after party at Club EGO.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to the 'Chris Harris Tribute Fund at the National LGBT Cancer Network' at or by check mailed to Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. Suite 2137, Pawtucket, RI 02860. This fund will be used to establish a LGBTQ cancer prevention and education program in Rhode Island and beyond.
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Published by The Providence Journal on Jan. 11, 2019.
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331 Smith Street, Providence, RI
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My heart continually aches with this news. You were one man who should have been left so you could touch so many more souls. We will never forget you, Chris. You were loved!
January 14, 2019
I share in your sorrow with love an friendship over the loss of Chris. The times we spent in our younger years will always be cherish memories.
Cassie Simeone
January 14, 2019
Our deepest condolences to our dear friend Bev and to the rest of the family. May you continue to have strength, peace and love in this difficult phase. We think of Chris being in heaven where there is no more pain and suffering. God bless.
Ann Abueg
January 14, 2019
Alex Gorriaran
January 13, 2019
God Speed on ur next journey my friend, you will always be in my heart and mind, I owe my life to you and will never forget everything you helped me with! We both knew the good & the bad, we had fun racing our jet ski's at the house, we will celebrate your life as you want us to but I still can't stop the tears! Love you Chris !!!
Doug Blumenthal
January 12, 2019
May Chris's memory be eternal. Like In Christ,Paul C. Perakis
Paul Perakis
January 11, 2019
You were an excellent ambassador of the Gay & Lesbian community. You also hosted some of the best parties in Boston at our club venues. I will miss your warm greeting and hugs hello when I go out.
God Bless you in Heaven.
Brant Johnson of MA.
Brant Johnson
January 11, 2019
We will all miss you, Thank you for Hosting our Bachelor Party at your Club EGO. It was a lot of fun. Between you and my Best Man Willy it will be a night to remember. We will never forget you. Show them how to Party up there in Heaven.

Larry & Richard
Woonsocket RI
Larry & Richard Griffin
January 11, 2019
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