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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.

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."

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