Bad Girls Club Star Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi Dies at 22, Co-Stars Express Condolences
Very sad news. Bad Girls Club’s Linsey “Jade” Berardi of season has passed away at the young age of 22.
On Friday (April 3, 2015), Oxygen confirmed through a media spokesperson that Berardi has passed away, saying:
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.”
Her cause of death is unknown.
Oxygen says that Berardi’s family asks for any donations be sent to animal shelters in lieu of flowers because “Linsey was a lifetime animal lover and passionate advocate.”
Known as the “Brooklyn Brat” on the show, Berardi did not stay on season 12 long and left on the second episode of the show (reportedly for getting into a physical altercation with a cameramen).
Her BGC co-stars expressed their sympathy and condolences on social media.
Sad to find out @linsey.jade 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… #RIPLINSEY #BGC12
— REDD (@IAMREDDCHICK954) April 2, 2015
— Sarah Oliver (@TeamSarahBGC) April 2, 2015
Just heard about Linsey’s passing. Sending all my love to her loved ones and the BGC, Oxygen, & BMP family — BLACK LIVES MATTER❤️ (@JulieOfcharsky) April 3, 2015
— Bad Girls Club (@BGConOxygen) April 3, 2015
— natalie nunn (@missnatalienunn) April 2, 2015
Appreciate the ones you keep close!!
— Jada Cacchilli (@Jada5Starz) April 2, 2015
Afterwards, Cacchilli tweeted (but as previously mentioned, Berardi’s cause of death is not yet known).
Drugs ruin so many lives… — Jada Cacchilli (@Jada5Starz) April 3, 2015