Former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Antoine Ashley, aka Sahara Davenport has passed away at the age of 27. Last night many speculated that this was another “celebrity death hoax”, but today it was confirmed.
Logo, the network that airs the reality series, mourned the loss of a drag queen sensation:
“Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport. He was an amazing artist and entertainer who’ll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need.”
Ashley has been involved in a long term relationship with Karl Westerberg, aka Manila Luzon who competed on season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race as well.
Manila Luzon + Sahara Davenport
RuPaul’s Drag Race creator and host RuPaul expressed his condolences via Twitter on Tuesday morning:
“Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we’d ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal.”
As of now, no details have been released on the cause of death.
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