Baldwin Hills alum Gerren Taylor passes away, age 30, in her sleep after battle with lupus

Baldwin Hills star Gerren Taylor has died at the age 30 after battling the inflammatory disease lupus.

The Los Angeles native passed away in her sleep around 4.30am on Sunday. She was on dialysis at the time of her death, but it’s unclear if it was directly related to the cause – according to Essence.

Gerren (born Ashley Taylor Gerren) first found fame starring in the reality show, which was the BET’s answer to MTV’s Laguna Beach, for three seasons spanning 2007-2009.  

RIP: Baldwin Hills alum Gerren Taylor passed away, age 30, in her sleep on Sunday morning at 4:30am after battling the inflammatory disease lupus (pictured March 29)

Former model: The Los Angeles native (T-L) first found fame starring in the reality show, which was the BET's answer to MTV's Laguna Beach, for three seasons spanning 2007-2009

Former model: The Los Angeles native (T-L) first found fame starring in the reality show, which was the BET’s answer to MTV’s Laguna Beach, for three seasons spanning 2007-2009

Taylor was also a model and she made history, at age 12, as the youngest one to be signed by the runway division of L.A. Models.

The 5ft11in stunner’s last gig was serving as field production manager for Venn game show, Dare Package with Austin Show, last year.

Gerren also ran clothing companies Hush Dollz and Miyoko’s Closet, and she was planning on launching a pet clothing company called Poochie Couture on May 5.

Taylor is survived by her six-year-old daughter Miyoko Amor aka ‘Koko,’ whom she left a message for back in 2019.  

Too soon: Gerren (born Ashley Taylor Gerren) ran clothing companies Hush Dollz and Miyoko's Closet, and she was planning on launching a pet clothing company called Poochie Couture on May 5 (pictured October 6)

Too soon: Gerren (born Ashley Taylor Gerren) ran clothing companies Hush Dollz and Miyoko’s Closet, and she was planning on launching a pet clothing company called Poochie Couture on May 5 (pictured October 6)

Behind the scenes: Taylor's last gig was serving as field production manager for Venn game show, Dare Package with Austin Show, last year

Behind the scenes: Taylor’s last gig was serving as field production manager for Venn game show, Dare Package with Austin Show, last year

'I can't promise to be here for the rest of your life, but I can promise to love you for the rest of mine': The 5ft11in stunner left an ominous message to her six-year-old daughter Miyoko Amor aka 'Koko' in 2019 (pictured in 2020)

‘I can’t promise to be here for the rest of your life, but I can promise to love you for the rest of mine’: The 5ft11in stunner left an ominous message to her six-year-old daughter Miyoko Amor aka ‘Koko’ in 2019 (pictured in 2020)

‘To my daughter, I want you to believe deep in your heart that you are capable of achieving anything you put your mind to – that you will never lose,’ the entrepreneur wrote.

‘You either win or learn, just go forth and aim for the skies. I can’t promise to be here for the rest of your life, but I can promise to love you for the rest of mine. You make me so proud and mommy loved you unconditionally.’

BET confirmed the tragic news when they tweeted that their ‘hearts go out to her family and friends,’ writing: ‘BET family is FOREVER.’

Gerren’s Baldwin Hills castmate Etienne Maurice tweeted that he was thinking about all the good times they shared, writing: ‘I prayed for your soul and your family today.’ 

BET confirmed the tragic news when they tweeted that their 'hearts go out to her family and friends,' writing: 'BET family is FOREVER'

BET confirmed the tragic news when they tweeted that their ‘hearts go out to her family and friends,’ writing: ‘BET family is FOREVER’

Gerren's Baldwin Hills castmate Etienne Maurice tweeted that he was thinking about all the good times they shared, writing: 'I prayed for your soul and your family today'

Gerren’s Baldwin Hills castmate Etienne Maurice tweeted that he was thinking about all the good times they shared, writing: ‘I prayed for your soul and your family today’

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