Antoine Ashley: Drag Queen Celebrity Dies, “Sahara Davenport dies” blared the headlines on October 2. A star on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Davenport was a talented drag queen (real name: Antoine Ashley), singer, and dancer. She was believed to be between the ages of 27 and 32, easily gone too soon. Huffington Post reported that several celebrities reacted to the sudden, shocking death of Davenport upon hearing the sad news.
“I love him so much,” tweeted Manila Luzon. “Very sad,” wrote Bravo host, Andy Cohen. “It’s true and I have no words. Have to sign off for now kids, can’t handle this,” tweeted Michelle Visage. RuPaul also offered a heartfelt public message feeling “shocked and heartbroken.”
Sahara Davenport died unexpectedly and, as previously reported, her cause of death is unknown. The people closest to her are grieving her loss but no further details about what exactly happened to her have been revealed. At this point, it seems as though everyone is in the dark. It is possible that there is an investigation going on and no one wants to start rumors until facts are supplied.
Davenport made a life for herself in New York City. After finding herself on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” she really kept herself in the spotlight, continuing what she loved to do. She had two music singles, “Pump with Me” and “Go Off” which both came out within the past two years. She seemed to be doing extremely well for herself.
When someone like Sahara Davenport dies, it’s hard to understand, especially when there isn’t a cause of death. Hopefully people will have some answers in the coming days.