Reality television star Ashley Ross, known as Ms. Minnie on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta,” died Monday from injuries sustained in a car accident, her publicist Liz Dixson confirmed.
Ross was involved in an accident in Atlanta around 11 p.m. Sunday and died nearly 24 hours later at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Dixson said. She was 34 years old.
“Ashley was a sweet and kind person with a big heart. She was an advocate for St. Jude and young women,” Dixson said. “She will be remembered for her contagious smile.”
Dixson also shared a statement on the star’s Instagram page. “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 statement said.
“The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
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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
Veteran reality personality from the series Amanda Salinas wrote a lengthy emotional post on Instagram after learning about the news of her friend and co-star’s death.
“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,” Salinas wrote in the post, adding several photos of herself with Ross.
“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 and aunt. You were more than our best friend you were our big sister and still is !!!” Salinas continued. “My heart is broken. Rest In Peace my love.”
Ross is survived by her mother, grandmother, aunt, uncle, and other family members, according to Dixson.
CNN Wire and Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.