Sahara Davenport, Former RuPaul's Drag Race Contestant, Dead at 27

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Sahara Davenport, a former contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race whose real name is Antoine Ashley, has passed away from unknown causes. He was 27.

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Logo, the network behind the reality series, confirmed the passing on its Facebook page this morning and released the following statement regarding Davenport:

"He was an amazing artist and entertainer who'll be deeply missed by his Logo family. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl [Westerberg], in their time of need."

Westerberg - who competed on season three of the same show as Manila Luzon - released a duet with Sahara in December 2011 of "Baby It's Cold Outside."

Davenport was eliminated on the sixth episode of Season 2.

"Shocked and heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport," RuPaul tweeted. "Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of our girls. I see them as immortal."