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Chi Chi DeVayne, star of ‘Drag Race,’ has died at the age of 34

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Zavion Davenport, better known as drag superstar Chi Chi DeVayne, has reportedly died. She was only 34.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8 and All Stars season 3 contestant became a favorite among fans and fellow queens alike with her magnetic personality and ability to destroy a performance.

DeVayne won the maxi challenge in an episode of season 8 and won our MyGayGetaway.com prize for a trip to a Gay B&B!

You can view her win here: https://mygaygetaway.com/media

DeVayne had been open about her health struggles, including her diagnosis with with scleroderma, a “rare, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the immune system attacking the tissue under the skin, and around internal organs and blood vessels, which can also cause scarring and thickening of tissue.”

In July, DeVayne was hospitalized due to suspected kidney failure. She told fans she began dialysis treatment before being discharged.

A crowdfunding campaign to support her had grown following her most recent hospitalization last week, reportedly to fight pneumonia.

In an Instagram story posted just days ago, DeVayne told her followers: “Hey guys, I’m back in. Keep me in your prayers, I’ll be back soon.”

Many fellow Drag Race contestants and queens who knew her have taken to social media to share their condolances