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Chi Chi DeVayne Dead - 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Dies at 34

Chi Chi DeVayne Dead - 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Dies at 34

Chi Chi DeVayne has passed away.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar, also known as Zavion Davenport, died at the age of 34 amid a battle with pneumonia, according to friends and family posting their condolences on her social media on Thursday (August 20).

Chi Chi was from Shreveport, Louisiana, and competed in both Season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.

In recent weeks, crowdfunding donation campaigns grew online in support of Chi Chi, who was hospitalized amid a battle with pneumonia.

“Hey guys, I’m back in. Keep me in your prayers, I’ll be back soon,” she said in a heartbreaking video from the hospital on her Instagram Story days ago.

“I am heartbroken 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 Drag Race, I extend my deepest sympathy – from our family to hers,” RuPaul said in a statement.

Many of her Drag Race fellow castmates posted their condolences on social media as news broke, including the show’s most recent winner, Jaida Essence Hall.

“An angel! Can’t believe this 😢,” she captioned her post.

“I’m literally so devastated and sick to my stomach. Wake me up when it’s all over 💔,” wrote Shea Coulee, the show’s most recent All Stars winner.

“❤️❤️❤️ an iconic queen literally everyone in our industry will always love,” Trixie Mattel wrote.

Our thoughts are with Chi Chi‘s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

Click inside to see the tributes…

We have sadly lost these stars in 2020.

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