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RuPaul's Drag Race Contestant Sahara Davenport Has Died


Sahara Davenport (Antoine Ashley), 27, a popular contestant on Season 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race has died, according to reports from fellow Drag Race queens. Details on the cause of death have not been published.

Davenport was dating Manila Luzon, who posted a brief message on Facebook: "I love him so much."


Sahara Davenport's video for her single "Go Off", AFTER THE JUMP...


RuPaul tweeted her reaction to the news: "Shocked & heartbroken over Sahara Davenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal"

LOGO released a statement: “Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport. 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.”


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  1. How sad, so young, so beautiful, much too young to be gone so soon. R.I.P. May the family find some comfort in how much she was loved.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Oct 2, 2012 5:11:16 PM

  2. I think it's time to move to some better way of moderating comments around here. They are becoming unbearable.

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 2, 2012 9:08:09 PM

  3. RuPaul is right - we see people with such beautiful spirits and we do think they are immortal. Thank you Sahara for being such a wonderful entertainer and my condolences to Manila. RIP Beautiful Lady.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Oct 2, 2012 10:15:16 PM

  4. @ Jay: that's a terrible notion. As gauche as the Negative Nancies have been–okay, VERY gauche– we all have to deal with it (...You take the good / You take the bad / You take them both and there you have The Facts of Life...)

    If you don't like someone's point of view, well, either ignore it, get over it or say something. To suppress someone from their opinion, even if they're being a ____, would be tragic, not to mention very boring. If everyone always agreed, what a dangerously mediocre species we'd be.

    Oh, and RIP Sahara.

    (Sorry for the lateness)

    Posted by: JonQPublik | Oct 2, 2012 11:36:22 PM

  5. @JonQPublic: Having an unpopular opinion is one thing. Straight up trolling, like what Rick does on almost a daily basis, is another.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Oct 3, 2012 12:15:48 AM

  6. Maybe if Andy found time to MODERATE THESE THREADS, we wouldn't have put up with the trolls, bigots and losers who flock to a story like this!
    MOST of us who have read Towleroad since the beginning are still holding out a small glimmer of hope that it might *one day* become a site where we can co-operatively discuss, celebrate and sometimes [like in this case] mourn together over issues that often do affect us all.
    God Bless all of you who speak with kindness :)

    Posted by: Jack | Oct 3, 2012 3:44:42 AM

  7. He appeared before God a man. He dressed up here as a woman.

    My hope is that his soul is finally at peace.

    Posted by: kriptonia | Oct 3, 2012 7:19:08 PM

  8. Pearly papules are not related to sexually transmitted diseases (diseases, sexually transmitted infections), so there is no risk of transmission to their sexual partners during sexual contact. You have to remember not to try to remove them yourself.

    Posted by: pearly penile papules | Oct 6, 2012 2:26:02 AM

  9. Blessings to all of those affected by the departure of her presence. I found both Antoine and Sahara to be a joy! You have taught people so much and that is truly a blessing and your legacy. My heart and prayers go out to all surviving family, friends, and loved ones.

    Posted by: lila | Oct 7, 2012 8:40:43 PM

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