The cast of “Little Women: Atlanta” is honoring the late Ashley “Minnie” Ross for the show’s sixth season.
In an exclusive peek at the show’s Season 6 premiere obtained by People, the stars of the Lifetime reality series paid tribute to Ross, who passed away last April.
"So much has changed after we began filming this season of ‘Little Women: Atlanta,’” says Shirlene "Ms. Juicy" King Pearson in a special introduction.
"We lost our sister Minnie in a tragic accident, and our lives will never be the same," adds Tiffany "Monie" Cashette.
"Our hearts are broken," Amanda Salinas says. "We want to honor her respectfully."
Abira Green and Andrea Salinas go on to say, "It's our hope that you can follow our journey this season as we face these difficult challenges together."
"And celebrate the friendship and sisterhood we forged with Minnie," Monie concludes.
At the end of the tribute, all six cast members say in unison, "We love you, Minnie."
Last April, TMZ reported that Ross was involved in a fatal car accident in Atlanta. Ross was found unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died the next day.
Though her management alleged on Instagram that she “succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident,” authorities say it appeared that Ross lost control of her Nissan Sentra, swerved into oncoming traffic, and struck a Ford Focus.
The next month, a crash report confirmed the police department’s preliminary investigation.
Ross, a former hairstylist from Tennessee, appeared on six seasons of “Little Women: Atlanta,” a spin-off of “Little Women: L.A.”
She is survived by her mother Tammy Jackson, her aunt Veronica Deloney, her uncle John Deloney, and her grandmother Rose Deloney.