Antoine Ashley of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ dies at 27

Antoine Ashley (l) also known as (r) Sahara Davenport
Antoine Ashley (l) also known as (r) Sahara Davenport

LOS ANGELES – (AP) The Logo TV channel said that a contestant who competed on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” as Sahara Davenport has died. Antoine Ashley was 27.

A channel spokesman said the cause of

Ashley’s death on Oct. 1 has been listed as heart failure. His manager, David Charpentier, said a statement was given by his family.

Logo said in a statement, however, that Ashley was “an amazing artist and entertainer who’ll be deeply missed.”

He was a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2010. The classically trained dancer also released a dance single, “Go Off,” this year.

RuPaul tweeted that Antoine Ashley’s death has left him shocked and heartbroken.

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