AceShowbiz - "Little Women: Atlanta" star Ashley Ross, or better known as Ms. Minnie, has died at 34 years old. The reality TV star and former hair stylist tragically passed away on Monday, April 27 after being involved in a hit-and-run car accident.
Her management confirmed the sad news in a statement posted on Minnie'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 read.
"The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time," it added, before directing all media requests to the late star's publicist Liz Dixson, who can be contacted via email on [email protected] or phone at 404-410-6912.
Liz has provided details of the accident, revealing that Minnie was gravely injured after the car she was in collided with another vehicle near Old National Hwy in Atlanta around 11 P.M. on Sunday. After being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital, she succumbed to her injuries the following day at 10:30 P.M.
Minnie is survived by her mother Tammy Jackson, her aunt Veronica Deloney, her uncle John Deloney and her grandmother Rose Deloney.
A representative for "Little Women: Atlanta" reacted to the news via a statement to PEOPLE. "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," the rep said. "There's nothing she wouldn't do for those she loved."
Her co-star Amanda Salinas also mourned her sudden passing, writing in an emotional tribute, "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," she continued. "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 !!! I still can't believe this man why man why!!!! , I love you so much !!!! My heart is broken Rest In Peace my love."
Another co-star, Tonya Banks, added on her own page, "Ms Minnie you will be missed RIH girlie . My condolences to her friends and family."
Minnie became a part of the Atlanta spin-off of Lifetime's hit show "Little Women" since the first season. "I wanted to be part of this movement because I want everyone to see our point of view in life. I want people to, you know, see what we go through. The everyday struggle that little people go through in life. When people say the struggle is real? It's real. We go through hell and back," she once told MadameNoire.