Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley Ross – also known as Ms Minnie – has died suddenly at the age of 34.
Her publicist Liz Dixson confirmed the news in a statement published on Ross’s Instagram account.
The statement, issued “with profound sadness”, said Ross “had succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit-and-run car accident”.
The show, which airs on the Lifetime channel in the UK, follows the lives of a group of women with dwarfism.
The reality show is based in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US.
The statement continued: “The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
The sixth series of Little Women: Atlanta is set to air later this year. Ross had been a part of the show since 2016, when it began.
It was a spin-off of Little Women: LA.
Fellow cast members, including Amanda Salinas, paid tribute.
Salinas’s twin Andrea, who also stars in the the show, paid tribute, too.
She wrote: “Minnie why did you have to leave us so soon?”