Ashley Taylor Gerren known by fans of the show “Baldwin Hills,” as Gerren Taylor, has passed away. The 30-year-old died in her sleep at 4:30 am on Tuesday, according to Essence magazine.
The cause of death is yet unknown, however, it may have been related to the reality TV show star’s battle with the autoimmune disease lupus as she was reportedly on dialysis at the time of her death.
“Just got the worst news ever and I’m still not processing it fully,” Ray Cunningham who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop” wrote on Twitter of his friend’s passing. “RIP to my @BET fam, my babes Gerren (Baldwin Hills).”
On Instagram, Ray posted further details about the pair’s friendship. “I’ve known @mstaylorxo since 2006, the #BaldwinHills cast was like the little sisters and brothers to #CollegeHill I was sneaking her into parties with me She was one of the first people to reach out to me when I shared my alopecia diagnosis and she shared her’s with me. I ❤️ u. You will be missed. BET fam Rest well love,” he wrote, along with a video of the two in Woodland Hills, California.
Taylor began her career at age 12 after a talent scout recruited her to become the youngest ever model signed to LA Models’ runway division. She also appeared in the 2007 documentary “America Is Beautiful.”
Taylor was featured on 24 episodes of “Baldwin Hills” from 2007 to 2009, according to IMDB.
Gerren is survived by her 7-year-old daughter.