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Jamie Lopez, founder of Babydoll Beauty Couture and star of the WE tv reality show “Super Sized Salon,” has died. She was 37.
The plus-size stylist was reportedly hospitalized in Las Vegas and died from heart complications over the weekend, sources told TMZ on Monday.
Her salon’s Instagram account posted about her death on Monday, writing, “We ask, on behalf of the Babydoll family, that you allow us time to process this tremendous loss. Further details and arrangements will be announced soon.
“We have suffered an extraordinary loss and appreciate the time and space to grieve in peace. Please keep our Babydoll family & team lifted in your hearts and prayers,” the announcement continued.
A rep for the company told TMZ in a statement: “We regretfully announce, with great pain, the passing of The Founder & Owner of Babydoll Beauty Couture, The Legendary Jamie Lopez. We ask, on behalf of the Babydoll family, that you allow us time to process this tremendous loss.”
Lopez’s Las Vegas business, founded in 2017, claims to be the world’s first plus-size salon.
“People just don’t like fat people, they treat us horribly,” she told the Mirror in 2019 regarding her drive to foster inclusivity. “They want to make us feel like we’re unwelcome or feel like we don’t belong here.”
The WE tv show, which premiered in August, chronicled her journey to design it while confined to her bed, as she weighed 846 pounds before losing 400 pounds.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” alum Mama June and her two daughters, Pumpkin and Jessica, appeared in Episode 4.
Lopez was preparing to film Season 2, according to TMZ.
The Post has reached out for comment from WE tv.
In 2019, Lopez — who previously ran a salon in Los Angeles, reported the Mirror — felt forced to relocate after her business was vandalized with excrement. But her determination did not let up.
“This is my dream and I am not going to give up on it. I have put my life and everything into this — sacrifice, blood, sweat, tears, everything,” she said after moving to an even larger venue. “Financially it is a huge investment, but right now I feel like it’s go big or go home.
“People need a safe space and I am going to give them what they need,” the determined business owner added. “Haters are my motivators – so watch out because we’re coming full-throttle.”