Chi Chi DeVayne

  • Died: August 20, 2020
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Chi Chi DeVayne

"RuPaul's Drag Race" star

Chi Chi DeVayne (born Zavion Davenport) was a drag queen best known for starring on "RuPaul's Drag Race." For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

i am such a big fan of hun may uo rest in peace

Posted by A friend   August 27, 2021

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by RONNIE GARRETT - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - friend   June 17, 2021

I am in shock, I loved her sweet and beautiful heart. A true southern bell, another beautiful soul gone too soon. She touched so many people, even just through drag race. I'll remember her always and the way she always made me smile. Love and miss you always ❤

Posted by Iva Wise - Grove City, OH - acquaintance   April 26, 2021

I love you Chichi. You inspired me in every single episode and I so wanted to see you perform in person. Rest in power heels, Queen.

Posted by Laura Sprague - Kalamazoo, MI - student   March 22, 2021


Rest in peace my dear ❤

Posted by Alexandra Maldonado - NY   February 20, 2021

Watching Zavion on RuPaul right now. He is missed. I feel so sad watching it, but also joy because he made it ♡ I hope he found happiness.

Posted by Pateicia TM - Winnipeg, MB   January 17, 2021

so sad to hear about Chi Chi DeVayne passing. You had the most beautiful smile, so kind, big heart. God Bless you and keep you safe because you will definitely be an angel.

Posted by will - toronto, ON   November 18, 2020

Truly a kind soul who illuminated nothing but grace and generosity

Posted by Sierra Jones - Los Fresnos, TX   November 15, 2020

I chi chi big fan I love the way she do not care what say about her I miss chi chi fly high chi chi

Posted by Joshae Porcher - Charleston, SC - friend   October 17, 2020

Fly high Queen

Posted by Renee Salaam - Jacksonville, FL - acquaintance   September 21, 2020

May God bless you and your family. I too lost a young son this year, and I feel the pain .

Posted by Shirley Cobb - Leander, TX - friend   September 19, 2020

If there was one Drag Race performer I can honestly say I came to love and care for it was “Chi Chi Devayne”. His lip synch of “I Am Telling You” is probably one the most memorable performances of that whole show, it was so full of raw emotion which could pretty much sum up the young man; raw. natural grit and guts. May he Rest In Peace and my sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Posted by Dorothy Clarke - Montreal, QC   September 16, 2020


I have Loved and RESPECTED you since I first heard of you on RuPauls Drag race. I know one thing for your presence was a Godsend , because you have spirit, a peaceful soul and a heart of gold. R. I. PARADISE Ms. Chi Chi

Posted by Wanda Johnson - Leeds, AL - friend   September 13, 2020

Such a talented and beautiful person. Heaven has gained a angel. You will truly be missed.

Posted by Bev Finigan - Queens, NY - friend   September 08, 2020

Love you my dancing queen! watch over all us dancers and fans! We will continue to dance for you baby

Posted by A friend   September 08, 2020

She was an unforgettable person may she work that runway in heaven!!!

Posted by Ryan - Cartersville, GA - friend   September 06, 2020

Chi chi was my first favourite....i loved her southern drawwwwwl, how she could drag on a dime and her gentle and kind manner..will mist definitely be missed. You made me laugh and could light up any challenge.
God bless xxxx

Posted by Susan Whittle - Manchester UK - friend   September 06, 2020

Miss Chi Chi you brightened up our world while we had the honor in knowing you now you will brighten up the sky every night as a beautiful star, you have taken a peice of our heart as it is broken, your smile invited us to you and your heart was truly open for us to know who you where, I will miss your wonderful voice and the humble person that you where, when I think of you which is often I will think of Elton Johns song "Candle in the Wind" because you where a legend and you left us too soon. You will always be loved and will remain in our hearts forever. Love you Miss Chi Chi.

Posted by Joanne Waugh - Newcastle - friend   September 05, 2020

Chi Chi you came into this world,you gave us joy and happiness with every smile and laughter,I loved each moment you spent dancing and singing!!
You touched many hearts and lives and today we say goodnight,and not goodbye,for we shall meet again...

Posted by Terri Detroit Hughes - Los Angeles, CA - friend   September 04, 2020

Hi beautiful chi chi I loved you on drag race. Your beauty got me from the jump and your lovely southern accent. Sigh sorry to see you leave us but you left a mark on all of your fans rest peacefully sweet girl.

Posted by RiRi Phillips - Tampa, FL - friend   September 04, 2020


I fell in love with Chi Chi as soon as she walked in the work room. She stayed true to herself and stayed the game. I only hope she knew how much she was loved. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Anais Trinidad - FL   September 04, 2020

Thank you, Chi Chi, for being a light to so many. Your kindness and ability to rise above any circumstance present led to you has made you an icon, a role model, and yes, a true Queen!

Posted by Rosie River - OR - student   September 04, 2020

Queen Chi Chi, you will be missed, but not forgotten. You have made Drag history and because of you heart, soul and talent, our mundane lives have been lifted. My sincere sympathy to your family.

Posted by Fran Gamturn - MI   September 04, 2020

What a star Zavion was. As Chi Chi, he showed us that even if you may not have all the advantages in the world, you can still shine bright. I am so sorry for your loss. I was a big fan of his. All the best during this difficult time.

Posted by Jennifer Olson    September 04, 2020


Posted by johnnie bass - Lansing, IL   September 03, 2020

You were such a light and I am so blessed that I was able to feel your light shine on me for a few moments while you were on earth. Shine on in heaven. I love you and I will miss you. I know you will greet me with a “hey girl” at the gates of heaven.

Posted by Kristen Burke - Kissimmee, FL - friend   August 31, 2020

I loved Chi Chi the moment she walked in on RuPaul’s Drag race. She is extremely talented, with a beautiful spirit and lovely personality. We appreciate your family for sharing you with us! Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Tara - Mobile, AL - friend   August 30, 2020

Chi chi from the the first episode of season 8 of drag race I knew you had something special. You’d story touched my heart. Rest in power special lady ❤❤

Posted by A friend   August 30, 2020


Chi Chi, U R A ROCKSTAR!! I am heartbroken you are gone so soon. I do understand your suffering as I have dated a person that passed away from the same diagnosis. It is so sad that many do not know the severity of this disease, SCLERODERMA, that many times go undetected until some other physical trauma happens. You will be missed and never forgotten. I LOVE YOU Chi Chi DeVayne

Posted by Aundria - Somewhere, TX - friend   August 29, 2020

We will miss your light Chichi. My heart broke a little when I heard you left us.

Posted by Patricia TM - Winnipeg, MB - friend   August 29, 2020

I can still hear you say, "Girl!"
Love you, Girl!

Posted by Sonia Braga - San Francisco, CA - friend   August 29, 2020

Rest in peace Chi Chi. You were an inspiration to keep fighting as hard as you can in life. Gone much too soon, we miss you terribly. My condolences to family and friends

Posted by Sandy C - Toronto, ON   August 28, 2020

We will forever love you chichi.You might be gone to soon but you made it in life girl you went on Rupaul drag race and turn your life around.You did what you had to do in life and we will honor that...Forever ChiChi DeVane

Posted by Perry Jefferson - Houston, TX - friend   August 28, 2020

I would like to have known you. You seemed like such a sweet person. I wish you nothing but happiness in the afterlife, and peace to your family.

Posted by Elin Harris - Chattanooga, TN   August 28, 2020

You are a bright star that was taken from us way too soon! I am saddened by your passing, and I will regret never getting the chance to see you in person and meet you as well. We will forever miss you, our Bayou Queen.

Posted by Veronica L. - TX   August 27, 2020

I love you so much chi chi. My heart hurts!
Ravi. NY!

Posted by A friend   August 27, 2020

I'm truly saddened by your passing but you're now among the stars in heaven where you truly belong Chi Chi!

Posted by Samuel Rummer - Arcadia, FL   August 27, 2020

Have been a massive fan of chi chi for years and currently watching her on rupauls drag race, i know ive never met you in person but feel like ive known u watching you all these years. Your such a kind hearted person who was loved by so many people, wish i got the chance to of met you. May u rest in peace beautiful sending my love to your friends and family. You have inspired so many people and you will never ever be forgotten xxxxxxxxxx

Posted by Jennifer Lees - United kingdom - significant_other   August 26, 2020

I only knew you through the TV, but from the moment I saw your face, I was rooting for you! Your spirit will shine on through the others that you inspired in your short time here. Prayers of Love and Peace to family and friends.

Posted by L. Michelle Cash - MD   August 26, 2020

You will be truly missed

Posted by A friend   August 26, 2020

I loved you so much Chi Chi. Your beautiful smile and personality makes me watch your Season on Drag Race over and over again. Fly like an Angel with your work on Earth done.

Posted by Gee Three - Brentwood, NY   August 25, 2020

My condolences and sympathies for the loss of your family member and dear friend. Find strength and comfort from God who cares for all who mourn.

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2020

You will be Miss very much, sorry to see you go Chi Chi DeVayne, I love you on RuPaul's Drag Race ( RIP )

Posted by Joyce Beer - Berkshire - significant_other   August 24, 2020

My condolences to your family & friends. The world won't be the same without you. Rest In Peace dear one.

Posted by Marryann Cormier - Pakenham, ON   August 24, 2020

May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family.May God fulfill his promise of binding up the broken hearted.(Isa 61:1)

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2020

My deepest sympathy for the family of chi chi De Vayne ,may the God of tender mercies strengthen and comfort you during this difficult time

Posted by Cas    August 24, 2020

Dear Family: Our hearts are saddened for the loss of your dearly beloved Chi Chi. Please know that the God of tender mercies grants you love, peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Remember too, that the love Chi Chi had for you all, will forever remain in your hearts.

GM, Jackson, MS.

Posted by A friend   August 23, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Karen Ohara - Belleville, IL - friend   August 23, 2020

God is a God of all Comfort...My heartfelt condolences

Posted by A friend   August 23, 2020

Chi chi day this is nog true, i san you in Belgium tv in Rupauls drag race, and now i here you are died, this can’t nog be true. You where a beautiful persone, Too young too died . I wish you a beautiful live in Haegen with no pain ant more, rest in Peace, sorry for my english i hope you understanding wath i Wanna say to you i speaking dutch. Too your family and friends my condoleances and i burn a candele for Chi Chi / Zavion. Hughs from Belgium

Posted by Ann    August 23, 2020

Truly saddened by the loss a beautiful light has gone out

Posted by Tommy Traffansteadt - Birmingham, AL   August 23, 2020


In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Dennis Adams - Crane, TX   August 23, 2020

RIP Chi Chi you inspired a lot of people with your happy spirit. Prayers going out for the family doing this difficult time. Gone to soon but will never be forgotten. Love you Chi Chi

Posted by Patricia Baldwin - Chicagp, IL   August 22, 2020

Thank you for making us laugh, sharing your talent, and most importantly, for being so authentically you.

Posted by Justin Smith & Adam Luddeke    August 22, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Robin Thomas    August 22, 2020


Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   August 22, 2020

U fall in love with Chi Chi the moment you meet her. Davion's heart and soul.
Much love and admiration.

Posted by Becky H - B, AB - friend   August 22, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   August 22, 2020


God. Bless. U. Chichi rest. Easy Queen. May all. Of. Good things and seeds y. Have. Done. SPK fr u. Always adored admired devoted dedicated ungods care heaven one sweet day heaven

Posted by Jodie Mosley - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - friend   August 21, 2020

Godspeed Chi Chi......

Posted by Harry Simpson    August 21, 2020


Posted by Eleanor - Acquaintance   August 21, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Rest. Our. Queen. We. Love. U always

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Friend   August 21, 2020

She was so beautiful I always admired her make up! I don't believe in talking about anyone because I have a brother and nephew that are beautiful just like she was! REST in PEACE SWEET HEART!

Posted by AYANNA GUILLORY - TX   August 21, 2020

Rip. Chi chi much love

Posted by Jodie Mosley - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA   August 21, 2020

Chi chi. We. Love. U and. Gonna. Miss. Seeing. Your shows funny. Laughs. Mulitalented. Adored admired appreciated devoted determined dependable loving caring kind nice sweet beautiful heart personality compassionate spirit smile responsible reliable respectful awesome. Son. Brother uncle nephew friend cpudon. Church member coworker classmate unique unconditional faith hope love prayer genuine. Generous. Generosity faithful u. Hold a. Special and. Wonderful place onmu heart always compassionate affectionate love on god care one sweet day heave good thingsspkfr u

Posted by Jodie Mosley - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - Friend   August 21, 2020

Gone. But. Not. Frgtn rip easy chichi

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Friend   August 21, 2020


Posted by Jodie Mosley - Friend   August 21, 2020


Posted by Jodie Mosley    August 21, 2020

Rip. Easy. Chi. Chi. We. Will. Miss. Seeing. Your shows. Laughs funny may all of. The. Good works deeds thgs. U have. Done. SPK u loving caring kind nice sweet beautiful heart personality compassionate spirit smile in gods care. One sweet day heaven

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Friend   August 21, 2020

Thank you, and fly high Queen. You were and always will be one of the greats. You will get the best bed in heaven.

Posted by Patrick Bracken - Arklow, CA - friend   August 21, 2020


Posted by Alishia    August 21, 2020

The love that you gave the world will be your legacy. Love will never be forgotten It will be Eternal.

Posted by A. Medina - CA - friend   August 21, 2020

The world is less bright now. Fly high.

Posted by Kelly - Acquaintance   August 21, 2020

rip chi chi going to miss your show=O<þ=o><þ=o><þ=o><þ=o><þ=o><þ=o><þ>)>)==”=”=”=”

Posted by Jodie Mosley    August 21, 2020

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Mville, GA - friend   August 21, 2020

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Mville, GA - friend   August 21, 2020

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Mville, GA - friend   August 21, 2020

chi chidevayne mayall of the good wrks thgs deeds u have done spkfr u I love all of ur shows going to be mssed

Posted by Jodie Mosley - Mville, GA - friend   August 21, 2020

Rest in power sister!

Posted by Rossi Turner - Omaha, NE - friend   August 21, 2020

My heart has broken a bit more. With love x

Posted by Miss Warburton - St Helens   August 21, 2020

Deepest condolences to the DeVayne Family, May the God of Tender Mercies comfort your grieving hearts with loving kindness and peace as you cope in His strength missing Chi Chi as each day passes by. Another young life gone way too soon.

Posted by BRY    August 21, 2020

ChiChi, when you are welcomed into heaven, the Saints, Angels and our Lord are going to embrace you with love. Were you Sunday best girl!
Condolences to family, friends and everyone that loved you.
RIP ChiChi. Will miss your
Beautiful soul. God bless

Posted by A friend   August 21, 2020

may you always shine the light on everyone - thank you for a wonderful life well lead albeit short ! all our love to your loved ones

Posted by Tom Apostolakis - Sydney - friend   August 21, 2020

Sending my condolences all the way from Australia which just proves that Chi Chi’s talent and exuberance for life touched the world. Deepest sympathies to her family. Rest In Peace Bayou Queen.

Posted by Rebecca Harrison    August 21, 2020


Your light will not dim.

Posted by Zen M - CA - acquaintance   August 21, 2020

Girl, wear your best stilettos as you strut in, hair toss, check your nails, baby how you feelin. You are all that and a party size bag of Rrrruffles. You are a lady and ladies know when it’s time to go. Maybe you’ll never have to sleep again and just have a good time ... on n on n on. You graduated. Congratulations.

Posted by Zen M - CA - acquaintance   August 21, 2020

May you rest in peace gorgeous ChiChi you left a wonderful imprint in this world and you will never ever be forgotten. To the family I am truly sorry for your loss may God bless you all and protect and heal your heart through time.

Posted by Marie N. - Quebec, QC   August 21, 2020

Chi Chi truly made me happy in a way I hadn’t ever experienced before and I never even got to meet her. To the family, I hope that you take comfort in all the people who’s lives she was able to change for the better.

Posted by A friend   August 20, 2020

To the family I am truly sorry for your loss. Please remember Chi Chi with the many fund memories available to you. May you be comforted by the Great Comforter.

Posted by - IL   August 20, 2020

She was such a light in the world, I’m so truly heartbroken. Fly high angel

Posted by Hillary Power - Waterford, Ireland   August 20, 2020

Prayers for the family

Posted by Emily L Maten - Friend   August 20, 2020

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Mikayla Owens    August 20, 2020


Rest in Power Chi Chi, you will be missed

Posted by Shane Broadhurst    August 20, 2020

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