Gerren Taylor, who appeared on three seasons of BET’s reality TV show “Baldwin Hills,” has passed away at age 30.
Sunday on Instagram, Taylor’s friend Ray Cunningham, also known as Misster Ray, revealed the tragic news that Taylor had died.
“Just got the worst news ever and I’m still not processing it fully. 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 [love] u. You will be missed. BET fam. Rest well love,” the “Love & Hip-Hop” star wrote.
On Monday, Essence added that the television personality, born Ashley Taylor Gerren, died in her sleep at 4:30 a.m.
The Shade Room, who identified her as Ashley Gerren Taylor, reported that she “ultimately passed from kidney failure.”
There are also reports that Taylor battled lupus and was on dialysis around the time of her death. However, these reported details have not been confirmed and it is uncertain whether these supposed conditions contributed to her death.
As of this writing, Taylor’s family has yet to release an official statement. However, Essence says they will soon release a link that will allow fans to support her family, including her 7-year-old daughter.
Aside from appearing on reality TV, Taylor was a model who became the youngest to be signed by L.A. Models’ runway division when she was scouted at 12 years old at a Los Angeles park.
Taylor also appeared in the 2007 documentary “America the Beautiful,” which examined self-image in the United States.
Essence reports that Gerren was also an entrepreneur.
Fox 11 says her cause of death is under investigation.
Our condolences go out to Gerren’s family and loved ones for their loss.