How did Whitney Collings die? 'Bad Girls Club' star's official Cause of Death released
Whitney Collings' immediate cause of death was acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, cocaine, alcohol and clonazepam
Whitney Collings, star of the reality TV show 'Bad Girls Club', died of a toxic mixture of alcohol and hard drugs such as fentanyl and cocaine.
Collings' immediate cause of death was acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, cocaine, alcohol, and clonazepam, according to her death certificate obtained by TMZ. Clonazepam is reportedly a prescription medication mostly used to prevent seizures and panic attacks. The reality TV star died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Boston on December 3 at age 33. The manner of death was listed as accidental, before she was buried in Peabody, Massachusetts on December 10, 2020.
Collings first entered the limelight in 2008, when she appeared as a 21-year-old in the third season of 'BGC'. She became known for being a firecracker with a wild sense of humor, and soon earned the nickname 'The Straight Shooter'. Interestingly enough, TMZ reported how her occupation was listed as sales in the cannabis industry, which is legal and booming in the Bay State.
The news of her death was first reported by TMZ, after Collings' mother Linda Houghton Collings confirmed the news on Facebook, writing that she is "completely broken and will never get over this." She added, "Life is so unfair. She was kind with a big heart."
Friends of the reality star also took to social media to express their condolences to the Collings family at the time of her death. Among the many people to speak out about her death was Amber Meade, with whom Collings got into a physical altercation on the show, causing the latter's removal from the series. Amber wrote on Instagram, "I'm glad we were able to move past any differences we had all those years ago. My sympathies to those that knew Whitney and are feeling the loss today!" She and Tanisha Thomas of Season two discussed Collings' death on the social platform, with Tanisha sharing that she is "at a loss for words". Amber agreed, adding, "This is pretty insane — I can't believe she's gone — her poor momma!"
Meanwhile, Darlen Escobar from the second season of 'Bad Girls Club' paid tribute to Collings on her Instagram Story. "God has gained another beautiful sweet angel," she wrote alongside a photo of Collings. Collings died just months after fellow 'Bad Girls Club' alum Demitra "Mimi" Roche passed away in July, 2020 at the age of 34. According to one of her friends, Mimi's death came "out of the blue". Roche appeared in the eighth season of the show and had earned the nickname "The Miami Maverick."
'Bad Girls Club' finished its 17th and final season in 2017. It showcased a fresh group of diverse young women who considered themselves 'bad girls' and moved into the Bad Girls Club. The women spent four months sharing a house in Los Angeles and opened up about their interpersonal relationships to the cameras of the 'Real World' production team.