Update: “RuPaul Drag Race” Contestant Sahara Davenport Died From Heart Failure

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, R.I.P., Reality TV

Sahara Davenport

See how y’all just be jumping to conclusions? SMH. The young transgender woman who gained fame as a contestant named Sahara Davenport on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” died from heart failure according to her mom.

Via People:

Antoine Ashley, better known as Sahara Davenport on RuPaul’s Drag Race, died Monday of heart failure, according to his mother Angela Ashley Reddish.

“I thank God for giving me an angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world,” Reddish said in a statement Wednesday. “My family and I would like to thank everyone for their condolences and support. We know that our angel is now dancing in heaven.”

Ashley’s boyfriend of six years, Karl Westerberg – who competed on season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race as Manila Luzon – also released a statement.

“Antoine lived to entertain the world as Sahara Davenport and the world was in awe over his extreme talent. But his heart is what made us all fall in love with him,” he said.

“To me he will always be my best friend, my hero, my diva and I have always considered myself more than lucky to have him be forever a part of my life. Thank you, hon, for bringing so much beauty to all of us. Your legacy lives on in me and all of us you’ve touched.”

R.I.P. Sahara!

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