Chi Chi DeVayne: 14 of the most beautiful tributes to RuPaul's Drag Race star who died at 34

Joanna Taylor
Friday 21 August 2020 07:15
Showbiz
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Heartfelt tributes are pouring in for drag entertainer and RuPaul's Drag Race star Chi Chi DeVayne, who died aged 34.

DeVayne, whose birth name is Zavion Davenport, was undergoing treatment for a chronic health condition, but died in hospital of pneumonia.

They were a semi-finalist on the eight season of RuPaul's Drag Race and went on to compete in the third season of Drag Race All Stars.

An exceptional dancer and performer, DeVayne was considered one of the kindest, most hard-working and ultimately underrated queens to appear on the show by fans and fellow competitors alike.

Ru Paul paid tribute to their "generous and loving spirit".

Drag Race queens shared their heartbreak and memories of DeVayne.

DeVayne's fellow competitors also shared tributes.

Bob the Drag Queen, who won season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race, wrote "I'm truly devastated".

Fans shared some of DeVayne's most iconic fashion looks and performances.

Their lipsync performance to 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going' is considered to be one of the best and most heartfelt in Drag Race history.

DeVayne's family released a statement, saying:

Out of respect for the immediate family, please await additional information and directives regarding the final arrangements, memorials, and the method to remit condolences and expressions of kindness. 

His final words to his family and fans, 'Never Give Up'. 

And what a perfect final message that is.

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