We have some very sad news to share today, as it has been revealed that US reality TV star Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi has passed away at the age of 22.
Berardi was known for her appearance on Season 12 of Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, which aired last year.
Confirming the sad news in a statement, a representative for Oxygen said: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi, who appeared in Bad Girls Club Season 12. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts go out to her family, friends and fans.”
They added that it was Linsey’s family’s wish that anyone who wants to send flowers make a donation to an animal shelter instead, as Linsey was a “lifetime animal lover and passionate advocate”.
As of yet, there has been no information released as to the cause of Berardi’s death.
Berardi, who became known as the ‘Brooklyn Brat’ during her time on the show, was reportedly dropped from filming after getting into a physical altercation with a cameraman.
Among the first to comment on the sad news was Berardi’s former co-star, Jada Cacchilli, who tweeted two days ago: “Sad to find out [Linsey’s] life was cut so short…appreciate the ones you keep close.”
Fellow cast member Loren ‘Lo’ London also tweeted: “I pray that the news is not true but if it is I send my condolences to Linsey’s family and friends #BGC12.”
Very sad news. Our hearts go out to her family and friends.