'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Dead At 27

Sahara Davenport RuPaul's Drag Race

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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Sahara Davenport is dead at age 27.The reality TV star, whose real name is Antoine Ashley, competed on the second season of the Logo show.

While no cause of death has been released, the network confirmed the sad news:

“Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport. 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 tweeted condolences Tuesday morning:

RuPaul Tweet

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According to People, Sahara was “a classically trained dancer, who started performing in drag while attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Upon earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance, Ashley left Dallas for New York City where he appeared in drag regularly at various bars and nightclubs.”

Sahara’s boyfriend, Manila Luzon, competed on season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race.” On Sunday night, Manila simply tweeted:

Sahara Davenport RuPaul's Drag Race

Photo: Twitter

Watch the couple’s cover of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” below:

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