One of the cast of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, Linsey “Jade” Berardi, from BGC: Chicago, season 12, is dead. The news was confirmed in a statement today.
A rep for Oxygen said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi, who appeared in Bad Girls Club Season 12.”
The statement continues, “Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts go out to her family, friends and fans.”
This confirmation ends two days of speculation about Linsey’s wellbeing. The 22-year-old was last active on Twitter weeks ago. She was in cosmetology school in New York City and is survived by her parents, brother and sister. She would have been 23 in May. According to an unconfirmed report, she had a Jewish burial Thursday.
Her family has reportedly asked that “donations be sent to animal shelters in lieu of flowers since she was a strong advocate for animals.” There are no confirmed reports about her cause of death or when, specifically, she died.
Some of the other Bad Girls have reacted to the news on Twitter. They shared their condolences over a day before the news hit the media.