Jamie Lopez, founder of Babydoll Beauty Couture and star of WE’s reality TV show “Super Sized Salon,” has passed away. She is 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.
Her salon’s Instagram account posted a message about her passing on Monday, writing: “On behalf of the Babydoll family we ask that you give us time to process this tremendous loss. Further details and arrangements will be announced shortly.
“We have suffered an extraordinary loss and are grateful for the time and space to mourn peacefully. Please keep our Babydoll family and team in your hearts and prayers,” the announcement continued.
A representative for the company told TMZ in a statement: “It is with great pain and sorrow that we announce the passing of the legendary Jamie Lopez, founder and owner of Babydoll Beauty Couture. On behalf of Babydoll The family asks that you give us time to process this enormous loss.”
Lopez’s Las Vegas operation launched in 2017 and claims to be the world’s first plus-size salon.
“People just don’t like fat people, they treat us badly,” she told The Mirror in 2019 of her efforts to promote inclusion. “They want us to feel like we’re not welcome, or that we don’t belong here.”
The WE TV show, which premiered in August, documented her designing it in bed as she weighed 846 pounds and lost 400 pounds.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” alum Mama June appears in episode 4 with her two daughters, Pumpkin and Jessica.
According to TMZ, Lopez is preparing to film a second season.
The Post has reached out to WE tv for comment.
In 2019, Lopez, who used to run a salon in Los Angeles, felt compelled to relocate after her business was damaged by feces, The Mirror reported. But her resolve has not let up.
“It’s my dream and I’m not going to give it up. I put my life and everything into it — the sacrifice, the blood, the sweat, the tears, everything,” she said after moving to a bigger venue. “Financially, it’s been a huge investment, but right now I feel like go big or go home.
“People need a safe space and I’m going to give them what they need,” the committed business owner added. “The haters are my motivation – so watch out because we’re pulling out all the stops.”