'Bad Girls Club' star Demitra 'Mimi' Roche dies at 34, friends and fans mourn her untimely death
'Such a sweet soul and with radiant￼ energy so full of life. Gone too soon,' said a friend
Demitra "Mimi" Roche, who was best known as 'The Miami Maverick' on Season 8 of 'Bad Girls Club' in 2012, died at the age of 34 on July 22 evening. The cause of her death is yet unknown.
Roche formerly worked as the Vice President of A&R at Valholla Entertainment. Record producer Vince Valholla, who founded Valholla Entertainment, broke the news of her death on Twitter. Paying tribute to Roche in the post, Vince wrote, "I’m at a loss for words. Don’t know what to say. Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was a 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." Vince followed the tweet with, "There’s probably not one person who would have something negative to say about her. We lost a beautiful soul."
Like Vince, there are many who are mourning her loss including her friend, Ashley Colon, who reminisced her conversation from a couple of days ago when she called Mimi on her 34th birthday. "Rest Easy babygirl Demitra Roche I just wished you a happy birthday then the next day this is what I see. 2020 is def the year of Appreciating your loved ones, hug them tight tell them you love them as life is clearly way too short. Some of you may know her from bad girls club but I knew the real her. Such a sweet soul and with radiant￼ energy so full of life. Gone too soon," she wrote.
People who knew Mimi took to social media to recall their interactions with her. "She treated me with so much respect just like most of the girls off the Bad girls club. So this is heartbreaking for me. even tho I’m hurting I’m praying for you and her family," wrote a user under Valholla's post. Another commented, "We really lost a real one. I know she’s up there in heaven with my brother sending love and prayers" while another commented, "I remember watching her on bgc all the time...rest in paradise, Mimi."