Baldwin Hills star Ashley Taylor Gerren has died at the age of 30, actor and reality star Ray Cunningham announced on Twitter and Instagram.

Many people woke up to the heartbreaking news that model and actress Gerren Taylor has died last weekend.

Gerren, whose name was Ashley Taylor Gerren, reportedly passed away in her sleep on April 11th, 2021.

Emotional tributes poured out from fans and those who knew Gerren after the news about her death.

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Gerren Taylor has died

Baldwin Hills star Gerren Taylor has sadly passed away at the age of 30 last weekend. The news was announced by actor Ray Cunningham.

“Just got the worst news,” Ray wrote on Twitter. “I hate it’s on the internet already. RIP to my @BET fam, my babes Gerren (Baldwin Hills).”

Gerren’s co-stars from Baldwin Hills and many fans are heartbroken over the news about her death and took to social media to pay poignant tributes.

Who was Gerren Taylor?

Gerren Taylor, whose name was Ashley Taylor Gerren, was a model and actress from Los Angeles, California.

She started modelling at the age of 12 after she was spotted by a talent scout and became the youngest model ever signed by the runway division of LA Models. 

Gerren rose to stardom after her appearance on the BET reality series Baldwin Hills, a show about teenagers from the Baldwin Hills district in LA, and the 2007 documentary America is Beautiful.

The actress has a young daughter who has been regularly featured on Gerren’s personal Instagram profile.

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People pay tributes to Gerren Taylor

Gerren’s co-stars and social media followers paid emotional tributes to the model after the tragic news about her death.

Olympian sprinter Carol Rodriguez, rapper Malcolm D Kelley, actress Bria Myles and music artist Kay Cola are some of the celebrities who shared emotional tributes to Gerren.

“I can’t even believe I’m reading this sis. I’m heartbroken,” wrote actress Bria Myles.

Musician Kay Cola said: “Ashley no omg bruh this too much.”

Ray Cunningham wrote a poignant tribute on Instagram, saying: “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 [heart emoji] u. You will be missed. BET fam. Rest well love.”

One of Gerren’s followers wrote: “I’ll always remember the good times! May [your] beautiful soul rest [in] peace.”

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