Sahara Davenport performer Antoine Ashley — who shot to fame as Sahara Davenport on season two of RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2010 has died at age 27.
Davenport became famous after appearing on the show ‘RuPaul Drag Race’ as a contestant. A judge of the TV show, Michelle Visage has also confirmed Sahara’s demise. A statement was released by the Logo network which confirmed Sahara’s death.
In the statement Logo announced the death of Sahara Davenport and said that they are all saddened at the passing of the amazing entertainer. The people at Logo network paid their condolences to Sahara’s family and friends, and his boyfriend Karl, who is also known as Manila Luzon.
“Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport,” Logo’s statement reads. “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.”