The fantastic Sahara Davenport, star of RuPaul's Drag Race season 2 passed away last night. Sahara, 28, who was in a relationship with Manila Luzon, was one of the break-out performers of the show.
In addition to appearing on Drag Race, Sahara, born Antoine Ashley Davenport, was an actor and singer; releasing two singles: “Pump with Me” (2010) and “Go Off” (2011).
The cause of death has yet to be determined and more concise details have not yet emerged.
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Confirming the reports that Sahara had passed are RuPaul and Michelle Visage.
“It’s true and I have no words. Have to sign off for now kids, can’t handle this. XOXO,” Michelle tweeted early this morning. "Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal," RuPaul tweeted.
Manila reacted by simply tweeting: "I love him so much." A photo of Manila and Sahara is below.
Our hearts go out to Sahara's friends and family. May he rest in peace.
[Photo Credits: Facebook]
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Manila and Sahara at the GLAAD Awards. [Credit: Facebook]