RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar Chi Chi Devayne has passed away at the age of 34.
Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Zavion Michael Davenport was the drag daughter to Kourtni DeVayne and Lady Phat Kat. Devayne originally appeared on the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and placed in the top 4. Two years later in 2018 he was brought back for RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3 and overall placed 7th.
In 2018 Chi Chi Devayne was diagnosed with scleroderma, and on July 17, 2020 he was rushed to the hospital for kidney failure but later released 2 days later and put on dialysis treatment. Weeks later, he was readmitted to the hospital with pneumonia. On Thursday, August 20, 2020 he passed away in the hospital.
Many RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum took to social media to pay their condolences to the superstar and their sister:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, fans, friends and the entire RuPaul's Drag Race family.