‘Bad Girls Club’ star Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi dead at 22

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Linsey "Jade" Berardi (Oxygen)

Linsey “Jade” Berardi (Oxygen)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Star of reality show Bad Girls Club, Linsey “Jade” Berardi, died at 22, the network confirmed Friday.

Berardi was born in New York and went by the nickname “Brooklyn Brat.”  She starred briefly in Season 12 of Bad Girls Club: Chicago, which aired on Oxygen last may, leaving the show after the second episode of the season.  

Oxygen posted the following statement Friday, citing confirmation from the family:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi,” the network said in a statement.  “Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts go out to her family, friends and fans.”

The cause of her death has not been released, but Berardi reportedly posted the following message on March 2nd, “Hey guys.  Just letting anyone know I’m going away due to health problems tomorrow morning for some time, so if I’m not responding to texts, I’m not ignoring u, I’ll see them when I get home!”

Co-stars mourned her death on social media Thursday — Jada Cacchilli, who ended up getting into a fight with her on Berardi’s last episode, wrote on Instagram:

“Sad to find out @misslinseyjade 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 . . .”

The family is asking well-wishers to honor Berardi, a passionate animal lover and advocate, by donating money to a shelter instead of buying flowers.