“Little Women: Atlanta” reality television star Ashley Ross, known to fans as Ms. Minnie, died on Monday at 34 after a car accident, her publicist announced.
“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” her publicist, Liz Dixson, said on Instagram early Tuesday morning.
Dixson told NBC News that the Lifetime reality television star had been driving within the Atlanta area on Sunday night when she was involved during a car accident.
She was delivered to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died on Monday evening, Dixson said.
She is survived by her mother, Tammy Jackson, and aunt and uncle, Veronica and John Deloney.
“The family respectfully asks for his or her privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time,” Dixson wrote in her statement.
Dixson said that no funeral arrangements are made yet, which police are investigating the crash.
Ross was mourned by fans and co-stars of her show online, who were shocked and saddened by her sudden passing.
“As I’m scripting this I’m in tears I can’t believe it my Minnie !!!! Why did they take you faraway from us !!!! WHY!!!!!,” co-star Amanda Salinas wrote on Instagram.
In a statement to People magazine, a representative from Lifetime and “Little Women: Atlanta” said they were “deeply saddened” by the news.
“Our heartfelt condolences leave to her family and friends.
Ms. Minnie was a tremendous talent and a special a part of Little Women: Atlanta. she is going to be dearly missed,” the statement said.
Police in South Fulton, right outside Atlanta, said the crash involved a Nissan Sentra which was traveling south when the
driving force lost control of the vehicle, went into the north bound lane and struck a Ford Focus.
While authorities didn’t specify which car belonged to Ross and which to the opposite driver, they said the driving force of the
Nissan was delivered to the hospital while the driving force of the Ford Focus only sustained “minor injuries,” and therefore the crash is a component of an ongoing investigation.
Many fans posted clips of Ross from “Little Women: Atlanta,” whose scenes from the show often went viral.
Rest In Peace Ms Minnie thank you for always putting a smile on my face pic.twitter.com/NknIFJIFbZ
— bryan 🇲🇽🇵🇷 (@bryanspearz) April 28, 2020
I’m literally crying because she was such an iconic person I just can’t,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Can’t believe the news about the death of Minnie from Little Women Atlanta,” another wrote. “Thank you for the laughs Queen.”