Bad Girls Club star Linsey “Jade” Berardi has died at the age of 22, Oxygen said in a statement on Friday, April 3. Berardi’s cause of death has not been released.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi, who appeared in Bad Girls Club Season 12,” an Oxygen Media spokesperson said in a statement posted to Oxygen’s site. “Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts go out to her family, friends and fans.”
The reality star, who was known as “Brooklyn Brat” on the show, reportedly got kicked off the show after getting into a physical altercation with a cameramen.
Her costars were first to comment about her death earlier this week. Jada Cacchilli tweeted on April 2: “Sad to find out @misslinseyjade life was cut so short…appreciate the ones you keep close!!” Shortly after her first tweet, Cacchilli tweeted, “Drugs ruin so many lives…,” although the details surrounding Berardi’s death remain unclear.
Prior to Oxygen’s confirmation, 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 Lindsey’s family and friends #BGC12.”
In lieu of flowers, her family asks any donations be sent to animal shelters. “Linsey was a lifetime animal lover and passionate advocate,” Oxygen’s statement concluded.