On August 20, USA Today confirmed that the beloved queen had passed away — less than one week after letting fans know that she was back in the hospital with pneumonia.
"Keep me in your prayers. I'll be back soon," she had said in a video uploaded to her Instagram Stories on Saturday.
In July, Chi Chi was discharged from the hospital after being treated for high blood pressure and suspected kidney failure — spurring medical fundraising efforts from fans and fellow queens alike.
Born Zavion Davenport in Shreveport, Louisiana, Chi Chi charmed fans as a contestant on Drag Race season 8 and All-Stars 3. Following news of Chi Chi's passing on Thursday, a number of Drag Race alumni — including Kennedy Davenport, Peppermint, and Shea Couleé — paid tribute to the performer online.
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
I’m literally so devastated and sick to my stomach. Wake me up when it’s all over 💔