A groundbreaking model turned reality whiz on BET’s ” Baldwin Hills “ has unfortunately passed away.
Multiple shops and family friends verify that Gerren Taylor passed away Sunday at precisely 30 -years-old, supposedly in her sleep. So far a cause of death has not been confirmed but TheShadeRoom reports that the whiz had various health conditions including lupus and was undergoing dialysis treatments.
She leaves behind a 7-year-old daughter, Miyoko.
Gerren whose real word is Ashley Taylor Gerren was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and impelled record by becoming the youngest model ever signed by the runway division of LA Models. She also appeared in the 2007 documentary “America Is Beautiful.”
The L.A. Times previously profiled Gerren and noted that she had dreams of starting a denim path for women of all shapes and sizes, and a self-esteem camp for girls, same to the one run by Tyra Banks.
” Taylor — like most women — wants to rise above the fantasy, even as she remains it alive.
“I still haven’t given it up for good, ” she says. “It’s still recreation for me. But if I ever do another runway display, I’m going to be walking for the empowerment of women , not just amble on a stage.”
Gerren is being memorialized on social media by fans and friends who are mourning her proceed. BET tributed the perform on Instagram.
” Our centers go out to the family and friends of Ashley Gerren Taylor who has recently passed. BET family is FOREVER [?] ,” wrote the network.
One of Gerren’s friends Misster Ray of” College Hill “ fame reflected on his friend/ BET colleague’s passing.
” Just got the worst bulletin ever and I’m still not handling it fully ,” wrote Ray.” I’ve known @mstaylorxo since 2006, the #BaldwinHills cast was like the little sisters and brothers to #CollegeHill [?] I was sneaking her into defendants with me .”
R.I.P Gerren Taylor.
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