RuPaul’s Drag Race Queen Chi Chi DeVayne Dies At 34





Chi Chi DeVayne — the stage name of Zavion Davenport, an accomplished entertainer who competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 and All-Stars 3 — has died at age 34, Entertainment Weekly confirmed.

News of DeVayne’s passing came Thursday, less than a week after DeVayne informed her Instagram followers that she was back in the hospital.

“Keep me in your prayers. I’ll be back soon,” DeVayne said in a video message shared Saturday morning, which showed her laying down in a hospital bed.

In July, DeVayne was hospitalized with high blood pressure and suspected kidney failure, but she was later discharged, according to the outlet.



“I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne,” RuPaul said in a statement. “I am so grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all.”

“An angel! Can’t believe this,” winner Jaida Essence Hall captioned an Instagram post.

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