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Chi Chi DeVayne has passed away at just 34 and it is so heartbreaking because I literally watched her on episode 3 of Miss Coco Peru's show 'Casa Coco' weeks ago. She seemed so full of life, just taking life day by day and recalling how she and Miss Coco met, their fun times together, and how they formed an everlasting bond. Today, after it was announced DeVayne, born Zavion Davenport, has passed, Miss Coco Peru shared this on her Instagram:
"Her laugh alone was enough to win my heart, but there was so much to her that won me over. I loved Chi Chi and I always told her so because… how could you not? She was lovable because she loved. That laugh of hers was the sound of her beautiful spirit. I’m heartbroken."
Many many remember DeVayne from 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season eight and season three of 'All-Stars.' RuPaul shared her sadness via Twitter: "I am heartbroken to learn of the passing of Chi Chi DeVayne. I am so grateful that we got to experience her kind and beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all. On behalf of VH1, World of Wonder and the cast and crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I extend my deepest sympathy - from our family to hers." If you would like a chance to see the interview between Coco and DeVayne, you can watch a replay at casacoco.live. The cause of death is currently unknown but we wish her much peace and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this awful time.