RuPaul’s Drag Race star Chi Chi DeVayne (aka Zavion Michael Davenport) died on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. The drag queen famend for her killer lip-synching abilities, distinctive dance strikes, and impeccable sense of favor was admitted to the hospital with suspected kidney failure. On the time, she examined destructive for COVID-19. So, what occurred?
Chi Chi DeVayne rose to fame with an look on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’
In 2018, Chi Chi was recognized with scleroderma, a connective tissue illness that causes signs such because the hardening of the pores and skin, joint ache, or in additional excessive circumstances, acute kidney illness.
In the middle of the previous few weeks, the star posted a number of well being updates. The primary Instagram story went stay on Thursday, July 16, and it is seemingly that she was admitted to the hospital across the similar time.
“They received my blood strain down and all of that good things […] However in the present day they need to do three hours of dialysis to see if they’ll get my kidneys again functioning,” Chi Chi defined in an Instagram story uploaded on July 16.
“If you do not know, I’ve received scleroderma and it impacts every thing in your physique like coronary heart, lung, kidneys every thing and I let it go too lengthy with out going to the physician, and these are the results. Handle your physique,” she added.
Reportedly, she had a biopsy, and she or he additionally posted a video about present process kidney dialysis. She was discharged from the hospital towards the tip of July. She was re-admitted with pneumonia someday across the second week of August.
“Hey guys, I am again in,” she mentioned in a video message posted on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.
Her tragic passing left followers and co-stars equally devastated.
“I’m heartbroken to be taught of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne. I’m so grateful that we received to expertise her type and exquisite soul. She will probably be dearly missed, however by no means forgotten. Might her beneficiant and loving spirit shine down on us all,” reads a press release posted on RuPaul’s behalf by RuPaul’s Drag Race on Aug. 20, 2020.
“On behalf of VH1, World of Surprise and the solid and crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I prolong my deepest sympathy – from our household to hers,” the assertion concludes.
Chi Chi’s passing got here as an amazing shock to her co-stars and followers alike, with many taking it to Twitter to commemorate the star.
“I am devastated and sick to my abdomen. Wake me up when it’s throughout,” Shea Couleé, the winner of Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars wrote.
“Chi Chi was certainly one of my favourite queens on the present. She was legendary, and a iconic queen. I’m heartbroken to listen to that she’s gone. Heaven has claimed one other angel, and she or he will probably be deeply missed by everybody. Fly excessive, Chi Chi,” wrote a fan.
“She was certainly one of my favourite Queens. She’ll be missed,” wrote one other individual.
“It’s with super sorrow that my household and I announce the passing of my beloved son, Zavion Michael Davenport, the world famend ‘Chi Chi Devayne,” reads the assertion posted by Chi Chi’s household.
“His last phrases to his household and followers, ‘By no means Give Up!'” the assertion added.