It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Jamie Lopez, the 37-year-old founder of Babydoll Beauty Couture and star of WE tv’s acclaimed “Super Sized Salon.”
Tragically, the beloved plus-size stylist was reportedly hospitalized in Las Vegas and succumbed to heart complications over the weekend. Sources confirmed this news to TMZ on Monday.
On Monday, the Instagram account of her salon offered a tribute to her passing, “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 read.
The representative of the company spoke to TMZ and said in a remark: “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.”
In 2017, Lopez created a revolutionary business in Las Vegas: the world’s first plus-size salon.
“People just don’t like fat people, they treat us horribly,” in 2019, she expressed to the Mirror her passion for creating an inclusive atmosphere. “They want to make us feel like we’re unwelcome or feel like we don’t belong here.”
Last August, the WE tv show debuted, documenting her mission to design it from bed while battling extreme obesity – with a starting weight of 846 pounds – and ultimately losing 400 pounds in progress.
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” in Episode 4 of the show, alum Mama June and her two daughters Pumpkin and Jessica made an appearance.
TMZ reports that Lopez was gearing up to start shooting Season 2.
In 2019, Lopez – a former salon owner in Los Angeles according to the Mirror – was forced to move after her business experienced malicious desecration. However, despite this harrowing act she became relentless in her pursuit of success.
“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,” after relocating to an even bigger facility, she said. “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,” she added. “Haters are my motivators – so watch out because we’re coming full-throttle.”