Sahara Davenport, RuPaul’s Drag Race Contestant, Has Died

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Sahara Davenport of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has died.

The performer, whose real name was Antoine Ashley, competed on the show’s second season in 2010, appeared in music videos and released his own dance singles.

Early Tuesday, the Logo network released a statement confirming the death.

“Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport,” read the statement.

It continues, “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.”

RuPaul also acknowledged Davenport’s death, tweeting, “Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we’d ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal.”

The cause of death has not been announced.

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