The dr-ag queen, who appeared in two seasons of the hit show, had revealed in August that she’d been d!agnosed with pn*omonia following a lung infe-ction. While she was discharged from hospital in July, she was readmitted earlier this month, before passing away yesterday, August 20.
DeVayne, whose non-stage name was Zavion Davenport, appeared on both season eight of the show and season three of RuPaul’s Dr-ag Ra-ce All-Stars.
Her loss was confirmed by World of Wonder, the production team behind Dr-ag Ra-ce, which tweeted: ‘We’re heartbr*ken to learn that Chi Chi DeVayne has passed away today. Her drag spread a message of love and kindness that truly touched each person she met. Rest in power, Chi Chi.’
On the show’s official Twitter account, RuPaul wrote: I am heartbr*ken to learn of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne.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. On behalf of VH1, World of Wonder and the cast and crew of RuPaul’s Dr-ag Ra-ce, I extend my deepest sympathy – from our family to her.
Rest in Power Angel! Seriously one of the nicest people I've ever met. 💔
Zavion Davenport Chi Chi DeVayne we will miss you! pic.twitter.com/Hicbi7rBsA
— Ongina (@ongina) August 20, 2020
Tributes from fans and former contestants have been pouring in overnight, with Dra-g Ra-ce All-Stars‘ fifth season winner Shea Couleé tweeting: ‘I’m literally so dev*stated and s!ck to my stomach. Wake me up when it’s all over.’Ongina, a contestant on the show’s first season, wrote: ‘Rest in Power Angel!
❤️❤️❤️ an iconic queen literally everyone in our industry will always love. pic.twitter.com/UspJ3KzQaC
— Trixie Mattel (@trixiemattel) August 20, 2020
Seriously one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Zavion Davenport Chi Chi DeVayne we will miss you!’DeVayne first appeared on Dr-ag Ra-ce in 2016, impressing the judges with her lip syncing and sense of humour. She fin!shed fourth in season eight of the show, and in 2018 she came eighth in the third season of the sp!noff show All Stars.
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