Very sad news out of the RuPaul world of entertainment.
Drag queen Chi Chi DeVayne, best known for appearing on two seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has died aged 34.
DeVayne, whose non-stage name was Zavion Davenport, appeared on season eight of the show, as well as season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.
She posted on Instagram last week that she was in hospital for a chronic condition – the second time this year.
RuPaul paid tribute to DeVayne, saying that he was “heartbroken” to learn of her death.
“I am so grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul,” he said in a statement, posted on the show’s Twitter account. “She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all.”
Former contestants and fans of the show also paid tribute to DeVayne.
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— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) August 20, 2020