Little Women: Atlanta, a Lifetime series, has existed since 2016. There’s been drama on the series for as long as it has existed, and that drama has propelled the series to be one of the most popular on the network.
Four stars have appeared on every season–Tiffany “Monie” Cashette, Amanda and Andrea Salinas, and Ashley “Minnie” Ross.” The series even received a spin-off! It’s a popular resource to draw memes from, and the stars have a great career because of the show.
On April 27, 2020, Ms. Minnie passed away. She had an accident, and her co-stars are devestated by her loss.
But what happened? Read on to find out.
Ms. Minnie’s rep. confirmed that she passed away due to a hit and run car accident; she was only 34 years old. “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, April 27th at the age of 34, the family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
As per People, Ms. Minnie received her injuries when her vehicle collided with another one, at around 11 p.m. on April 26. She was taken to Grady Memory Hospital, and she passed away after fighting for a day to live.
Ms. Minnie was the “mama bear” of the series, always the voice of reason.
The management team wrote on an Instagram post: “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:
Publicist for Ms Minnie
Ms. Minnie was from Chattanooga, TN. She worked as a hairstylist, and then a reality star. She took on Shirlene Pearson or “Miss Juicy” in season 1, because “Miss Juicy” was spreading gossip. This catapulted her to a fan favorite, and later she became one of the biggest stars of the show.
She worked on a podcast, outside of the show, with co-star Monie, however it ended when Monie moved to Houston. And right before her death, she teased that she was working on another podcast.
The news of her death was revealed and tributes were paid. Her boyfriend, who she had been with for one year, was an Atlanta Rapper, Slick Beatz. He wrote about missing the woman he loved, “The moment I saw you, I just knew it. I realized that you are all that I have been searching for all my life. I love you today, I love you tomorrow and I will love you the same 10 years from now, Ima miss you baby girl.” After she passed, Slick Beatz’ Instagram was made private.
Amanda, a co-star wrote: “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, I promise to keep you alive in my memories and be there for your mama and aunt.”
Amanda’s twin, Andrea, spoke her thoughts. “Minnie why did you have to leave us so soon!!?? You were such a great friend / mama bear to us since the day we meet in L.A. to film the pilot shoot ￼￼for the show omg i can’t believe this!! We are going to MISS YOU. May you Rest In Peace my Minnie.”