Former Bad Girls Club star Demitra “Mimi” Roche passed away on Wednesday at age 34. Her death was announced by her former colleague and record producer Vince Valholla, founder of Valholla Entertainment.
Roche worked at Valholla Entertainment as vice president of A&R at the independent record label.
“I’m at a loss for words. Don’t know what to say,” Valholla wrote on Twitter. “Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was big dreamer & was part of our Valholla family. I’m heartbroken by the news of her passing. I’m thankful I got to know & work w/her.”
I’m at a loss for words. Don’t know what to say. Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was big dreamer & was a part of our Valholla family. I’m heartbroken by the news of her passing. I’m thankful I got to know & work w/ her. My thoughts are with her family & loved ones pic.twitter.com/7AOv3lwYe3
— Vince Valholla (@VinceValholla) July 22, 2020
Roche, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday, starred in Bad Girls Club season 8, which aired on Oxygen Network in 2012. Roche was known as “Miami Maverick” on the show.
The series centered around a group of women who lived in a mansion for three months.
Roche’s death comes nearly 2 weeks after the unexpected death of YouTube star Nicole Thea, 24, who died of a massive heart attack while 8 months pregnant. Her unborn son, named Reign, did not survive.
Th UK-based dancer and accessories designer died in her home, hours after telling her boyfriend, dancer Global Boga, she was experiencing chest and back pains.
Thea was best known for documenting her first pregnancy in YouTube videos.
Thea’s mother shared the news with her daughter’s 182,000 followers on Instagram.
“To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and [her partner] Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning,” she wrote.
“As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened. Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven.”
Thea pre-scheduled YouTube videos that her family posted because they believe she would have wanted her fans to view them.
During a year that seems to keep finding additional ways to shock us comes news of yet another death occurring far too soon. This time, it is the death of Bad Girls Club star Demitra “Mimi” Roche, who has died at the age of 34.
“I’m at a loss for words,” remarked record producer Vince Valhalla on Wednesday (July 22.) “Don’t know what to say. Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was big dreamer & was a part of our Valholla family. I’m heartbroken by the news of her passing. I’m thankful I got to know & work w/ her. My thoughts are with her family & loved ones.”
Valholla is the founder of Valholla Entertainment, where Roche served as vice president of A&R (Artists and Repertoire.)
“There’s probably not one person who would have something negative to say about her,” Valholla continued. “We lost a beautiful soul.”
The cause of death for Roche has not been revealed.
Fans knew her best from her role on Season 8 of the Bad Girls Club, which aired back in 2012. During her appearance on the show, Roche was known by her nickname The Miami Maverick.
Demitra was 34. We send our condolences to all those who mourn the passing of Roche.