Lifetime’s Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley Ross died Monday from injuries sustained in a recent car accident, a rep for the reality star confirmed. She was 34.
Publicist Liz Dixson shared the sad news with fans that Ross, known on the series as “Ms. Minnie,” was involved in a “tragic hit and run.”
“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,” Dixson wrote in a statement Monday on Ross’ Instagram page. No further details were available.
According to CNN, the accident happened around 11 p.m. Sunday night and Ross died the next day at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital.
Tributes have been pouring in along with messages of shock and sadness.
“Lifetime and the Little Women Family are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the sudden passing of Ashley Ross, our beloved ‘Ms. Minnie.’ Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends,” the cable network said in a statement on Twitter. “Ms. Minnie was an amazing talent and a special part of Little Women Atl.”
Lifetime and the Little Women Family are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the sudden passing of Ashley Ross, our beloved “Ms. Minnie.” Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends. Ms. Minnie was an amazing talent and a special part of Little Women Atl… pic.twitter.com/GsxLM0pGzn
— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) April 28, 2020
Fans posted dozens of replies to the tweet. “This is absolutely heartbreaking,” one person wrote.
“Omg I can’t believe it I love Minnie in Little Women Atlanta she was great! Mama bears gone,” another person shared.
“This breaks my heart. I was watching the reruns last night anticipating the new season. RIP Ms.Minnie,” someone else said.
“Sweet Minnie…rest in peace beautiful,” another person wrote.
According to Dixson, Ross is survived by her mother, grandmother, aunt, uncle and other family members.