Ashley Ross, known famously as “Ms. Minnie” on “Little Women: Atlanta,” has passed away at age 34.
Early Tuesday on Instagram, the reality TV star’s management released a statement on her account announcing that she “succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident.”
“The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time,” it stated.
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Full Statement from the management team of @MsMinnieLWA It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross aka “Ms Minnie” of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. Please direct all media requests to: Liz Dixson Publicist for Ms Minnie 404-410-6912 email@example.com
Per TMZ, the Lifetime personality was reportedly involved in the fatal accident around 11 p.m. on Sunday outside Atlanta.
Though Ross’ management alleges she was involved in a “hit and run,” authorities told the outlet that it appears Ross lost control of her Nissan Sentra, swerved into oncoming traffic, and struck a Ford Focus.
Ross was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and died at the facility the following day.
The driver of the Ford Focus reportedly suffered minor injuries.
After the tragic news broke, several of Ross’ co-stars paid their respects on social media.
Amanda Salinas called Ross not only a “best friend” to her and twin sister Andrea, but wrote that she was “a big sister and still is.”
“As I’m writing this I’m in tears I can’t believe it my Minnie !!!! Why did they take you away from us !!!! WHY!!!!!” Amanda emotionally said on Instagram.
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As I’m writing this I’m in tears I can’t believe it my Minnie !!!! Why did they take you away from us !!!! WHY!!!!! It always seems like we have all the time in the world, only to realize how fleeting it really is. I wish we had more time to do and say the things we saved for later which along with you is gone forever 💔 I promise to keep you alive in my memories and be there for your mama @grneyes4life and your aunt @vdeloney72 . You were more than our best friend you were our big sister and still is !!! I still can’t believe this man why man why!!!! , I love you so much !!!! My heart is broken 😭💔 Rest In Peace my love @msminnielwa #teamminnie #prayforhermamaplease #myminnie #bestfriends #sisters #realfriends #heartbroken
Shirlene "Ms. Juicy Baby" Pearson exclaimed on her page:
In a statement to CNN, Ross’s publicist Liz Dixson remembers Ross as “a sweet and kind person with a big heart.”
“She was an advocate for [children’s hospital] St. Jude and young women," Dixson added. "She will be remembered for her contagious smile."
"She was the most beautiful, kind, giving, generous human ever. She was adored by cast and crew because she always wore her heart on her sleeve," a spokesperson for “Little Women: Atlanta” told People on Tuesday. "There's nothing she wouldn't do for those she loved."
Ross, a former hairstylist from Tennessee, appeared on six seasons of the “Little Women: L.A.” spin-off.
She is survived by her mother Tammy Jackson, her aunt Veronica Deloney, her uncle John Deloney, and her grandmother Rose Deloney.
Ashley will be missed.