According to multiple members of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, one of its stars has passed away. Her friends claim that Linsey Jade, 22, of BGC: Chicago, season 12, is dead.
Linsey wasn’t on the show for very long. She was kicked out 10 minutes into S12 E2 after she got into an altercation with the crew and a co-star. She was replaced by Aysia Garza.
The other girls have reacted and shared their condolences on social media. However, the news is not yet confirmed by her family and there are no other details such as cause of death or date/ time of death.
Jada Cacchilli tweeted a reaction, “Sad to find out @linsey.jade life was cut so short… Despite our introduction on BGC we became cool and were able to let the bs go. However she was taken, I pray it was a peaceful depart. We may not have been friends BUT we shared an experience most will never have or truly understand… #RIPLINSEY #BGC12”
Brittany “Britt” Britton, also from season 12 tweeted, “My condolences go out to Linsey from #BCG12 & her family.”
Lo London tweeted, “I pray the news is not true but if it is I send my condolences to Linsey’s family and friends. #BCG12.”
Linsey would have turned 23-years-old in May. She attended cosmetology school in New York City and is survived by her parents, brother and sister. Unconfirmed sources claim she was “buried [Thursday] morning by Jewish tradition”.
UPDATE: Oxygen confirmed Linsey’s death with a statement,
Bad Girls Club star Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi has died, Oxygen network said in a statement on Friday.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi, who appeared in Bad Girls Club Season 12,” said an Oxygen Media spokesperson. “Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts go out to her family, friends and fans.”
Berardi’s family asks that donations be sent to animal shelters in lieu of flowers since she was a strong advocate for animals. Berardi was 22.
Details surrounding Berardi’s death are unclear. [THR]