January 18, 2017  

Condolences Pouring In for 'RuPaul Drag Race' Contestant Sahara Davenport

October 2, 2012 (4:41 pm) GMT
Passing away at the young age of 27, Davenport left many good memories among his peers and on the series' network.
Condolences Pouring In for 'RuPaul Drag Race' Contestant Sahara Davenport

While cause of death is still a mystery, condolences have been pouring in for "" contestant Sahara Davenport who died at the age of 27. Series host expressed his sadness on Twitter, writing "Shocked & heartbroken over [Davenport]. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal."

Davenport was born Antoine Ashley in Dallas. He jumped into the drag business after studying dance in Southern Methodist University and earning a degree in it. After participating in the second season of the Logo series, Davenport performed in many gay bars and clubs, and appeared on and Chris Willis' music video for "Getting' Over".

"Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport," the network said in a statement on Facebook. "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."

Fellow season 2 contestant JuJubee posted on Facebook, "A beautiful angel has been added to Heaven. Rest in peace my sweet friend. We will miss you, Sahara Davenport."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. People's Choice Awards 2017: Ellen DeGeneres Breaks Record With 20th Win
  2. Fergie and Josh Duhamel Are Trying for Baby No. 2
  3. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Thrilled' She's Expecting First Child With Tristan Thompson
  4. Sony's Animated 'Spider-Man' Movie Will Feature Miles Morales as the Lead
  5. People's Choice Awards 2017: J.Lo, Blake Lively, Kristen Bell Stun on Red Carpet
  6. Grammy Awards 2017: John Legend, Metallica Among First Performers Announced
  7. Is Charlize Theron's Adopted Son Becoming a Girl? He Wears Box Braids and Pink Outfit
  8. Ciara and Ex-Fiance Future Reach Custody Agreement Over Son Future Jr.