Little Women: Atlanta star Ms. Minnie Ashley Ross dies at 34 after hit-and-run car crash
Ashley Ross, known as Ms. Minnie to fans of the Lifetime reality show “Little Women: Atlanta,” died from injuries following a hit and run car crash, her representative confirmed.
The 34-year-old reality star died at approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, representative Liz Dixson told USA TODAY. The accident happened the night before on Old National Highway.
"It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross, “Ms Minnie” of “Little Women: Atlanta,” has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34," read a statement from Ross' management on her Instagram account. "The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."
Ross was one of the founding cast members of the Lifetime reality show, based in Georgia, that chronicles the lives of women with dwarfism. She was a hair stylist before joining the show. “The opportunity came and fell into my lap and I ran with it,” she said in a 2016 interview with The Breakfast Club radio show.
Tonya Renee Banks, a fellow “Little Women: Atlanta” cast member, mourned Ross early Tuesday morning. “Ms. Minnie you will be missed, (rest in heaven) girlie,” she captioned an Instagram post of the two of them posing together. “My condolences to her friends and family”