The Tragic Death Of Bad Girls Club Star Whitney Collings

Bad Girls Club star of the mid-aughts, Whitney Collings, died Thursday morning at age 33, reported TMZ. The former reality star reportedly passed in a hospital in Boston near her hometown.

Collings' mother, Linda Houghton Collings, announced her death on Facebook, writing, "I am completely broken and will never get over this. Life is so unfair. She was kind with a big heart," (via Variety). Collings' cause of death is currently unknown. 

The late TV star originally appeared on the Oxygen series during season 3 in 2008 when she was 21. At the time, Collings was a biology and physics student at Salem State University in Massachusetts, according to Boston Herald, and was nicknamed a "straight shooter" during her time on the show. she ultimately didn't return to the show the following year due to a physical altercation with cast member Amber Meade, a.k.a. "The Firecracker" (via Page Six). Collings' Boston background was an integral part of her personality on the show, amusingly exhibited in this "Boston Montage" video on YouTube

Whitney Collings' co-stars and friends share their grief

Many of Collings' friends and co-stars took to social media after the news broke, signaling their grief for the reality star and pouring in their support for the family (via Variety). 

"I am completely heart broken," wrote Collings' friend on Facebook. "Whitney Collings, we have so many fun memories together. Rest easy beautiful angel your with your dad now." Bad Girls season 2 alum Darlen Escober also wrote in an Instagram story, "God has gained another beautiful sweet angel." Another person added on Thursday, "R.I.P. Whitney Collings. So Sad. It didn't have to go like this. Another person taken way too soon. Some calls you never want to get."

"Rest peacefully, Whitney Collings. So young!" wrote pop culture blogger Perez Hilton on Twitter of the news. 

The news of Collings' passing comes just a few months after Bad Girls season 8 star Demitra "Mimi" Roche's death in July, also at the very young age of 34.