Over the weekend, several people were shocked to learn that model and actress Gerren Taylor had died at the age of 30.
Gerren Taylor, whose real name was Ashley Taylor Gerren, died in her sleep on April 11th, 2021.
At the age of 12, she began modeling when she was discovered by a talent scout and went on to become the youngest model ever signed by LA Models’ runway division.
Taylor rose to fame following her role on the BET reality show, Baldwin Hills, about the day in the life of Black teenagers in the affluent community in Los Angeles, and in the 2007 documentary, America is Beautiful.
Taylor also has a beautiful daughter who she featured on her personal Instagram.
After news of her death, emotional tributes poured in from fans and those who knew Gerren:
Just got the worst news. I hate it’s on the internet already. RIP to my @BET fam, my babes Gerren (Baldwin Hills)
— Ray Cunningham ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@MissterRay) April 11, 2021
Queen Ashley “Gerren” Taylor, my sister, an LA legend. forever in our heart. rest in eternal peace. @_Moriahj and I prayed for your soul and your family today thinking about all the good times we shared. pic.twitter.com/ktQak6K6Om
— eh-tee-en (@walkgoodetienne) April 12, 2021
Gerren from the reality show Baldwin Hills on BET passed away in her sleep at the age of 30. I am speechless. Gerren was the girl who Oprah referred to as the 'mini Naomi [Campbell]' due to her modeling career. OMG.
— spoiled. (mocosa mimada) (@spoiELLEd) April 12, 2021
Wow RIP Gerren 🙏🏾🙏🏾. Baldwin Hills was a show I didn’t miss an episode of growing up! They understood the assignment and Gerren of all people understood hers! pic.twitter.com/tzdlYRduxh
— Darrius (@IsThatDarrius) April 12, 2021
— Plastic Technologic (@Ultra_Marx) February 13, 2021
One of my most quoted moments from Baldwin Hills cause why she called his girl a scrape? 😂 R.I.P. Garren. pic.twitter.com/n6wgcasyyN
— edgar allen hoe. (@withloveBL) April 12, 2021