Jamie Lopez, founder of Babydoll Beauty Couture and star of the WE TV reality show Super Sized Salon, has died. He was 37 years old.
The plus-size stylist was reportedly hospitalized in Las Vegas and died of heart complications over the weekend, sources told TMZ on Monday.
On Monday, her salon’s Instagram account announced her death, writing: “On behalf of the Babydoll family, we ask that you please allow us time to process this tremendous loss. More details and arrangements will be announced soon.
“We have suffered an extraordinary loss and appreciate the time and space to mourn in peace. Please keep our Babydoll family and team in your hearts and prayers,” the statement continued.
A representative of the company told TMZ. “We are saddened to announce the passing of the legendary Jamie Lopez, founder and owner of Babydoll Beauty Couture. On behalf of the Babydoll family, we ask that you give us some time to process this tremendous loss.”
Founded in 2017, Lopez’s Las Vegas business claims to be the world’s first plus-size salon.
“People just don’t like fat people, they treat us terribly,” she told the Mirror in 2019 about her push to promote inclusivity. “They want to make us feel like we’re unwanted or feel like we don’t belong here.”
The WE TV show, which premiered in August, chronicled her journey to get in shape as she weighed 846 pounds before losing 400 pounds.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s student Mama June and her two daughters, Pumpkin and Jessica, appeared in episode 4.
Lopez was going to film season 2, reports TMZ.
The Post has reached out to WE tv for comment.
In 2019, Lopez, who used to run a salon in Los Angeles, was forced to move after her business was vandalized with excrement, the Mirror reported. But his determination did not weaken.
“This is my dream and I’m not going to give it up. I put my life and everything, sacrifice, blood, sweat, tears, everything,” he said after moving to a bigger location. “Financially it’s a huge investment, but now I feel like it’s go big or go home.
“People need a safe space and I’m going to give them what they need,” added the determined entrepreneur. “Haters are my triggers, so watch out because we’re coming full force!”