Sahara Davenport (born name: Antoine Ashley) of RuPaul’s Drag Race flew up to heaven on the wings of his wig on Monday and his mother wrote on his Facebook page that he passed away from heart failure at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Sahara’s mother says he was 27 years old. Sahara’s partner in glitter and everything else, Manila Luzon from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, also released a statement on his Facebook page:
“Antoine lived to entertain the world as Sahara Davenport, and the world was in awe over his extreme talent. But his heart is what made us all fall in love with him. To me he will always be my best friend, my hero, my Diva, and I have always considered myself more than lucky to have him be forever a part of my life. Thank you, hon, for bringing so much beauty to all of us. Your legacy lives on in me and all of us you’ve touched.”
Sahara’s Facebook page has information about a public memorial and where to send donation to his mother for funeral services.
I hope that Sahara wore that ensemble in the picture above for her trip to heaven, because Jesus, God and all the saints need to see a tuck tool that also creates a double camel toe. They just need to see it up close.