RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant Sahara Davenport Has Passed Away

October 2, 2012 / Posted by:

Several queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and judge Michelle Visage all confirmed in several tweets of sadness that season 2 contestant Sahara Davenport (born name: Antoine Ashley) is now up in heaven, covering the eyes of the angels with glitter. Some reports say that Sahara was 27 and some reports say Sahara was 28, and I’m saying that she was too young to be sharing an Absolut cocktail with Jesus in the Interior Illusions lounge in heaven.

Queerty says that Antoine Ashley was born, raised and schooled in Texas. Antoine got his BA in dance from Southern Methodist University before moving to NYC where he worked as an actor, dancer and singer. There’s no details as to how or when Sahara passed away. Sahara’s partner and fellow Drag Racer, Manila Luzon, only wrote: “I love him” on Facebook on Sunday night. And RuPaul tweeted her condolences this morning:

Rest in peace, Sahara Davenport.

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