Normally I don't report on celebrity deaths or other pop culture tragedies, simply because I know that you can find more enthusiastic and accurate coverage on thousands of other websites, but this situation is a little different.
This hits a little close to home because I did know Sahara very briefly. Back when I was still doing drag, I performed in a show at Therapy with her and Mimi Imfurst, along with a handful of other queens. She was always very pleasant and friendly and a great presence on stage. I saw her shortly after her run on Drag Race at an audition for the musical "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert," and I was beyond flattered that she actually remembered me. She never got too big for her britches and I highly, highly respect that.
I offer my condolences to all who were close with Sahara, and much love to her boyfriend Manila Luzon. There is little more that I can say.