Chi Chi Devayne has passed away today, 20/08/2020, at the age of just 34.
It comes after she was hospitalised with pneumonia last week where she asked fans to pray for her
She was also admitted to hospital with suspected kidney failure in July.
Chi Chi is the stage name of the stage name of Zavion Davenport, who appeared on the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Many Queens are posting:
Chi Chi was so kind to me. At a time I was really low. Im just sat here in tears. R.I.P you beautiful angel.
Baga Chipz (@ChipShopBird) August 20, 2020
RIP Chi Chi. What a sad week. X
TheVivienne BLM (@THEVIVIENNEUK) August 20, 2020
SAD DAY 💔
Bianca Del Rio (@TheBiancaDelRio) August 20, 2020
Rest In Peace Chi Chi DeVayne 💔 pic.twitter.com/smji1uL6W4
Adore Delano (@AdoreDelano) August 20, 2020
😔😔😔😔 shine on baby. Damn. 💔
Detox (@TheOnlyDetox) August 20, 2020
Im so num right now my heart is broken into peaces.. I couldnt even got see her. 😪😪 I love you always chichi. My dancing angel..
Kennedy Davenport The Dancing Diva of Texas (@kennedyddoftx) August 20, 2020
Chi Chi was a flawless human being 💛 and nobody will ever tell me different.
AJA 👑💛🍯 (@ajaqueen) August 20, 2020
DeVayne’s drag name came in part from the film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (Chi Chi), and then DeVayne came from the “legendary” DeVaynes of Shreveport. Her drag mothers are Kourtni DeVayne and Lady Phat Kat.
DeVayne competed in the eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which began airing on March 7, 2016. The Huffington Post‘s James Michael Nichols stated “Chi Chi was the dark-horse this season, walking through the doors in the first episode in a dress literally made out of garbage bags.” DeVayne made it to the top four, but was eliminated before Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, and Bob the Drag Queen, who ended up taking the crown. DeVayne stated the experience “changed everything in my life. Everything has turned in a different direction. Before, I was just like, ‘What’s a good job that I could get here in town, working in a factory.’ It’s crazy.”
After appearing on season 8, DeVayne started working full time as a drag queen. One of her performances with Kennedy Davenport was hosted by the Star Theater in Portland. Previously, she worked two 9-5 jobs to support herself at one of the only two gay bars in Shreveport.
DeVayne enjoys using different shades of purple in her drag makeup.
DeVayne appeared on RuPaul‘s podcast RuPaul: What’s the Tee with Michelle Visage in 2016.The next year, she was part of a holiday tour in November called A Drag Queen Christmas: the Naughty Tour, along with Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Farrah Moan, Naomi Smalls, and Eureka O’Hara.
DeVayne was asked to come back to RuPaul’s Drag Race for the third season of All Stars, which premiered January 25, 2018.She was eliminated in the fourth episode, placing 7th. She placed 8th after Morgan McMichaels returned to the competition.