Reality TV star, 34, dies in 'hit and run'
US reality TV star Ashley Ross has died following a car crash, which her publicist said was a hit and run.
The 34-year-old starred in Little Women: Atlanta, which follows the lives of a group of women with dwarfism, and was known as Ms Minnie.
She was involved in a crash in Atlanta on Sunday night and died on Monday, according to reports in the US.
In a statement, her publicist Liz Dixson said it was with “profound sadness” that she confirmed the star’s death on behalf of her family.
Ross “succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident”, Ms Dixson said.
Police have not yet confirmed details of the crash.
Ross was one of the original cast members of Lifetime series Little Women: Atlanta, which launched in 2016 as a spin-off to Little Women: LA.
Cast members including twins Amanda and Andrea Salinas have paid tribute on social media.
“You were more than our best friend you were our big sister,” Amanda Salinas wrote, while Andrea posted: “Minnie why did you have to leave us so soon !!.??
“You were such a great friend / mama bear to us since the day we meet in LA To film the pilot shoot ￼￼for the show omg i can’t believe this!! 💔 We are going to MISS YOU may you Rest In Peace my Minnie 😭💔.”
Sky News has contacted the Atlanta Police Department for comment.