Zavion Davenport aka Chi Chi Devayne of RuPaul’s Drag Race, 34 was a standout on season 8 of ‘Drag Race’ in 2016 and went on to finish in fourth place. Chi Chi later returned for the third season of RuPaul’s ‘All Stars’ competition in early 2018 and placed eighth.
She has passed away after recently being admitted to the hospital for pneumonia.
DeVayne was also hospitalized in mid-July for apparent kidney failure related to scleroderma, an autoimmune disease the ‘Drag Race’ star was diagnosed with in 2018.
According to Chi Chi’s family, the famed drag queen died Thursday morning at a hospital. Just days ago, Chi Chi shared a video from a hospital room saying they were “currently battling pneumonia” and asking for prayers.
Also confirming her death is RuPaul who said:
“grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul.”
He adds … “She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all.”