Bad Girls Club’s Linsey Berardi dies at age 22

Linsey Jade Berardi from Bad Girls Club 12 dies at the age of 22

The Oxygen network has confirmed the shocking news that former Bad Girls Club star Linsey “Jade” Berardi has died at the age of 22. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Linsey ‘Jade’ Berardi, who appeared in Bad Girls Club Season 12,” the statement from Oxygen reads. “Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts go out to her family, friends and fans.”

The rumors first began to circulate that Linsey had passed on April 2, leading some to hope it was just a terrible April Fool’s Day prank, but soon there was confirmation from Linsey’s friends and cast mates.

The obvious questions a number of fans are asking is how Linsey Berardi died, especially given that she was so young. The Bad Girls Club Tea Instagram account revealed the reason for her death after being informed by Linsey’s friends, but they later deleted that information after Linsey’s family requested that it be removed. The group’s Facebook page responded to a commenter that claimed they started the rumor that Linsey had overdosed by writing:

No we didn’t start the rumor. Andrea BGC9 actually posted it on her comments and later deleted it. And since we have such a large following on instagram personal friends of linsey came to us with photos of text messages explaning what happened to her. But we later deleted the caption out of respect to the family since they didn’t want it out there.

Linsey’s reported boyfriend Rich posted a series of photos of himself and Linsey together on Instagram and expressed his grief about her passing. When someone commented that she had died of an overdose, he wrote, “She didn’t overdose.. Idk who said that but it’s not true.” When pressed about it, Rich added, “She had health issues.. Her family should be the ones to give out that information if they decide to do so.”

BGC 12 Linsey Jade Berardi

Rich’s statements seem supported by Linsey as early last month she posted on her Facebook page that she was “going away due to health problems” and that she would be away “for some time:”

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!

Eight days later Linsey was posting again on Facebook, including posts about Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison, as well as inspirational messages from Brendon Burchard. A friend asked if she was back, and Linsey wrote “Yes.” When asked how she was doing, Linsey stated, “I’m hanging In there still in pain.”

On March 12 Linsey posted, “im bored and sick. listening to pucsifer. hi.” In the comments section she explained, “I just got out of the hospital,” before adding, “not talking about it” and “it was a nightmare.”

Linsey’s funeral was reportedly held on Thursday with a memorial service set for Sunday.

Here is a Linsey Berardi tribute video posted recently to YouTube with some of her scenes from BCG 12, including her infamous promo spot in which she mistakenly thought Chicago was in Boston:

And we’ll wrap this post up with messages about Linsey’s passing from friends and Bad Girls Club cast members:

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  • Grassman22222

    22 is far too young to leave this world.

    Rest in Peace.

  • Pattipandi

    Live fast, die young. Maybe one of the few who actually lived up to their “Bad Girl” image. She looked 32.

    • domino_alex

      Why be negative at such a sad time. If you’re not writing condolences then just let it be.

      • Pattipandi

        that was actually nice coming from me. U must be new here ?

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  • dj j

    I bet you she died of an eating disorder. Look how skinny her arms are. And she sad she was going away due to health problems. Probably in treatment center. Her family needs to let people know, as this could save lives, as lots of girls don’t think they will die from this

    • Bec

      She does not look anorexic at all. You should maybe google some images of people who are anorexic

      • Jess Perkowski

        There are other eating disorders. Such as bulimia. And with bulimia you can still look healthy. You should Google bulimia. And also know it all syndrome.

        • I’mAllToreUp

          I don’t need to google anything, hun. I’m a nurse and know that those suffering from bulimia have normal BMIs. The comment I was replying to commented that she must have an eating disorder because her arms were so skinny. Anorexia=skinny. Try reading the whole comment chain before you reply to someone

          • Beastman

            I hope you’re not really a nurse because you sure as hell have no idea what you’re talking about. You are the only person here who brought up anorexia, you know that’s not the only eating disorder that exist right?

          • Shannon Marie

            OH yea, well as a nurse, do you know anything about certain medications that cause appetite suppression? Or how some people have differing metabolisms. By nurse do you mean CNA? God what is the world coming to if a medical “professional” says something like “anorexia=skinny.” Like all thin people have a problem.

        • Shannon Marie

          Maybe YOU HAVE “know it all syndrome.” I am familiar with the DSM V and I am pretty sure that is not a disorder and it was not even a clever joke. Just because you cant control ur caloric intake doesn’t mean that everyone else has an eating disorder.

    • Pattipandi

      Clearly it was a detox facility. It was drugs. Drugs make you skinny. The end.

      • SMM

        Not all drugs…But beyond that, I do agree w/ the detox facility comment. She had a health issue and some bad girls hinted at it (Jada and Andrea J.). What drugs she may have died from is still unknown. I would guess an upper or mixing something but that is just a wild guess. I feel sorry for her parents- no one should ever have to bury their child.

    • Shannon Marie

      That is disgusting. I have a metabolism that makes me lose weight (at least 5 lbs) instantly if I go one day being sick with the stomach flu. People are on meds that make it hard to eat. I am sorry that Americans appear to assume anyone under 140 lbs has an eating disorder b/c our country caters and babies people who are unable to stop stuffing their bellies. I don’t have an eating disorder although people have commonly accused me of it. I know people that have eaten 6 full plates of cookies, 3 slices of pizza w/ e everything on it, a sandwich and chips and then cried about “fat shaming”- u appear to be her sister if you want to judge people like that. Pig

  • festie

    22 is young but GOD DOESN’T LIKE UGLY OR MEAN!!!

  • Avery Coleman

    R.I.p to Lindsey :-*( now I’m going to cry

  • Sophia Anne Wise

    Wow. It’s been a full month and still no cause of death. Super sad that she died so young. I don’t promote being a bad girl by any means. Their lives are not fun or interesting. Their lives are hell and non stop misery!

    However, Linsey was still a human being whom The Lord loves. Hopefully the cause will be revealed. I know she didn’t just dies of natural causes at age 22. The media does its share of lying quite often.

  • alix LaPri

    Alix don’t wanna died along in her age because she is bad girl that can run Brooklyn A.K.A Brooklyn brat

  • alix LaPri

    Myself that can be like linsey is to give up to Brooklyn brat girl

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  • alix LaPri

    My personal life is linsey i my heart i will always love her tonight im gonna sing in her memories destiny for me and you and very special

  • Rayanna

    I am late but so sorry for what happened to her ?

  • Sophia Anne Wise

    It’s July so her cause of death should be known by now. Maybe her family doesn’t want anyone to know. It could also be an Illuminati cover-up. If one of the “Bad Girls” career suddenly blows up, those of who do realize the Illuminati is real and does blood sacrifice people for whichever reason they choose, will know for certain. Hollywood is truly sick. Conspiracies aren’t always just a theory.

  • Sophia Anne Wise

    People like Tiffany Evans and Randy Quaid have made it quite plain that celebs who are mainstream have sold their soul to satan and that they do get murdered. Randy Quaid referred to the higher ups as “Star Whackers” and admitted he’s known at least 8 celebrities who died “suddenly and mysteriously”.