Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley Ross has died following a car accident at the age of 34.

In a statement published on Ross's Instagram account, her publicist Liz Dixson said Ross "had succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit-and-run car accident".

The show, based in Atlanta, Georgia in the US, was a spin-off of Little Women: LA. It airs on the Lifetime channel in the UK and follows the lives of a group of women with dwarfism.

Dixson's statement continued: "The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

The sixth series of Little Women: Atlanta is set to air later this year. Ross, who was also known as Ms Minnie, had been a part of the show since it started in 2016.

Fellow cast members, including Amanda Salinas, paid tribute. Salinas's twin Andrea, who also stars in the the show, paid tribute, too, writing, "Minnie why did you have to leave us so soon?"