Kim Kardashian pays tribute to 'mini Kim' who has died aged 32

Chloe Best

Kim Kardashian has paid tribute to Las Vegas performer Kimberley Tripp, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 32. The Keeping up with The Kardashians star described the performer, who was known as "Mini Kim", as a "beautiful soul".

"My thoughts and prayers go out to Kim Tripp's friends and family!" Kim tweeted. "Rest in peace beautiful soul."

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Kim Kardashian has paid tribute to a performer known as "Mini Kim"

Kimberley was an entertainer at Beacher's Madhouse at the MGM in Las Vegas, and gave a number of memorable performances as her famous alter ego, including pretending to give birth just hours after Kim gave birth to her daughter North in 2013.

In 2014 she staged a fake wedding to her real-life boyfriend Ricky Sells Jr, who plays "mini Kanye West", when Kim and Kanye tied the knot.

Ricky discovered the 32-year-old's body outside her Las Vegas home shortly after midnight on Sunday. Her cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

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The performer had met Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban

Jeff Beacher, founder of Beacher's Madhouse where Kimberley performed, said that the performer appeared to be in good health as recently as Saturday, adding that she would be sorely missed.

He told New York Daily News: "Everybody loved her. She was very, very charming. It's a real horrible loss. She was a great girl."

Kimberley had worked at the venue since 2005, and while she is not thought to have met Kim Kardashian, she did get to meet a number of celebrities close to the reality TV star, including Jonathan Cheban and Lamar Odom.

"I am so happy that my friend @jonathancheban came an visited all of us especially me #beachersmadhouse lot of love from your #1 biggest fans… Love u xoxoxo," she captioned a photo of herself with Kim's best friend Jonathan.