Antoine Ashley, who goes by the name Sahara Davenport on the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, has died at the age of 27, reports People. The Dallas native and classically trained dancer was one of 11 contestants competing to become “America’s Next Drag Superstar” on the second season of the popular show. Ashley’s death came as a shock to the Logo network, which issued a statement of sympathy on their Facebook page Tuesday. RuPaul expressed his sorrow as well, tweeting, “Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal." The cause of death has yet to be released.
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