The "RuPaul's Drag Race" household is mourning the lack of one in every of their very own. Zavion Davenport, finest often known as Chi Chi De
The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” household is mourning the lack of one in every of their very own.
Zavion Davenport, finest often known as Chi Chi DeVayne, has died at age 34, Zavion’s mom, Tina Davenport, informed The News Observers. “It’s with great sorrow that my household and I announce the passing of my beloved son, Zavion Michael Davenport, the world famend ‘Chi Chi Devayne,'” an announcement on behalf of the household mentioned.
The assertion added: “His remaining phrases to his household and followers, ‘By no means Give Up!'” Particulars on the reason for demise weren’t instantly out there, however Davenport posted to Instagram from the hospital and referenced a battle with pneumonia.
DeVayne was a fan favourite on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” competing on season eight and season three of the present‘s all-star version.
On social media, host and government producer RuPaul mentioned, “I’m heartbroken to study of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne. I’m so grateful that we acquired to expertise her form and delightful soul. She might be dearly missed, however by no means forgotten.”
The assertion added: “Could her beneficiant and loving spirit shine down on us all.”
World of Marvel, the manufacturing firm behind the sequence, additionally released a statement confirming the unhappy information.
“We’re heartbroken to study that Chi Chi DeVayne has handed away in the present day. Her drag unfold a message of affection and kindness that really touched every particular person she met,” an announcement mentioned. “Relaxation in energy, Chi Chi.”
The Davenport household mentioned of their assertion that extra data concerning a memorial and “the tactic to remit condolences and expressions of kindness” might be made at a later time.