Some sad news today: Sahara Davenport, a renowned New York drag queen and a contestant from the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has passed away. Various queens from the show have gone on Twitter to express their condolences:
Shocked & heartbroken over @SaharaDavenport. Never occurred to me that we'd ever lose one of my girls. I see them as immortal
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) October 2, 2012
A beautiful angel has been added to Heaven. Rest in peace my sweet friend. We will miss you, Sahara Davenport.
— jujubee (@jujuboston) October 2, 2012
— Chad Michaels (@ChadMichaels1) October 2, 2012
I just can't believe it's true. I love you Sahara. I will miss you so very dearly, my friend.
— Pandora Boxx (@ThePandoraBoxx) October 2, 2012
Sahara was of course in a relationship with Manila Luzon, who had this to say on Twitter:
I love him so much.
— Manila Luzon (@manilaluzon) October 1, 2012
Our sympathies go out to Sahara’s friends and family, especially Manila. It’s hard to lose someone so central in your life; it’s even harder when it happens suddenly like this, and you feel like you’ve lost that sort of center in your life that holds you down. It’s never going to stop hurting, but if you share your pain with others, they’ll help ease the weight of things. Rest in peace Sahara.