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Sahara Davenport Dies at 27, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star

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Sahara Davenport Dies at 27, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star
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If you are a long-time fan of the drag-racing reality television show of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I am sure you are familiar with Sahara Davenport, a contestant on the show from the its second season back in 2010. Unfortunately, Sahara Davenport passed away this past Monday (October 1st, 2012).

Prior to Davenport’s fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race, he was born as Antoine Ashley, and got involved with the drag scene during his college years at Southern Methodist University in Texas, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Dance. After college, Davenport moved to New York, where he started performing at various well-known bars and nightclubs.

In 2010, Davenport was accepted to be part of the season two cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he earned the nickname “The Dancer.” During the sixth episode of the season, Davenport was eliminated from the competition, due to the fact that he did not have enough “rock and roll” attitude.

Even though Davenport was eliminated during the sixth episode of the second season, he continued to receive stardom after getting involved within the music industry. In late 2010, the single “Pump With Me” was released, along with a second single titled “Go Off.”

On October 1st, Sahara Davenport died at the age of 27. The cause of his death is unknown at this point.

Many fans of Davenport have been leaving their respects via Twitter, especially the reality show’s host, RuPaul:

Sahara Davenport Dies at 27, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star


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  • jezebel

    Sad So very sad for her family & Partner Prayers!

  • s

    HORSE FACED MONKEY

    • Arlene Borchetta

      This is a comment place for the passing of Sahara, may she rest in peace. Please don’t refer to yourself here “s” or should we call you HORSE FACED MONKEY you just come off as an ass! Have some respect brainless!

    • Nik

      And you’re a rude jackass! Run along little boy, take your narrow mind somewhere else, ass clown!! W

    • grandmaslildivas

      HAVE YOU CHECKED YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR/RUDE PERSON/MUST NOT HAVE A LIFE IF THATS ALL YOU HAVE TO SAY/KNOWLEDGE AND BEAUTY FROM WITHIN IS GREATER THAN YOU WILL PROBABLY KNOW/ALSO THE PERSON /ACCOMPLISHMENTS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD SEE FOR GREATNESS/THATS WHAT SHE HAD

  • grandmaslildivas

    OUR RESPECTS/PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY/SOULMATE/TO THE IDIOT OF A PERSON WHO THINKS OTHER WISE/BE DAMNED/ITS TIME TO SEND YOUR CONDOLENCES NOT STUPIDITY/BET YOU HAVE HIDDEN TRASH IN YOUR CLOSET/THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SPEAK/MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

  • Stephen

    I am a big fan of Rupaul and the show I remember Sahara Davenport. I an a Fan and I remember his partner in season three. both were great Drag Queens.My prayer are with his life partner and family. RIP

  • Mark Smith

    I would guess the cause of death was AIDS.

  • Mark Smith

    I would bet that the unnamed cause of death is AIDS!

    • stephx169

      im happy i live in a country where “abominations” like you are free to express yourself, it helps me identify the assholes much easier.

  • Adam and even NOT Adam AND STEVE

    Sooo sad to hear that another ABOMINATION has departed, oh well, all you queers still have all the rest of RuPaul’s demented friends and followers to adore!!
    YOU PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK!

    • Adam and Eve NOT Adam AND STEVE

      HERE, HERE!
      The world could do without that type of an excample!
      We may not be perfect, but, we are people with morals AND A
      COMMON BASIC UNDERSTANDING that a PENIS GOES IN A VAGINA! PERIOD!
      Such FREAKS SHOULDN’T Be allowed in public, muchless, on TV!

    • Julia

      Sad, hateful, judgmental people :(. Rest in peace.

  • Steve

    What i find hilarious about all the homophobes “speaking up” about us “abominations”, is that there is scientific proof that the majority of homophobes are gay themselves. Most likely having down low hook ups already, and i would love to hear you say gay is disgusting the next time your sucking some random guys dick in a bathroom stall. And yes my real name is STEVE, ADAM is around here somewhere :)

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