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Although Taylor reportedly had lupus and was being treated with dialysis at the time, it is unknown if this played a role in her untimely passing, according to Essence

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Taylor was only 12-years-old when she was the youngest model ever signed by L.A. Models which saw her model for top brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs before her Baldwin Hills stint. She also appeared in America is Beautiful, which is a documentary about beauty standards.

She joined the Baldwin Hills cast in 2007 and the show documented the lives of Black teenagers in the area. 

Scroll down to read the reactions to Taylor’s passing. 


BET paid a tribute to their Baldwin Hills alum and sent their “hearts” to Taylor’s “family and friends.”

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Misster Ray

BET’s College Hill: Virginia State University alum Misster Ray described Taylor’s passing as the “worst news.” “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,” he recalled. 

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Carol Rodriguez

“Rest easy sis.” Olympian Carol Rodriguez shared. 

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Nia Riley

Model Nia Riley recalled how “12 years ago you entered my life being nothing but one of my most solid friends ever!! I’m so heartbroken! I’ll never get over this, I don’t understand.”

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Gordon Swaby

CEO Gordon Swaby recalled meeting Taylor in Jamacia in 2009 and said she was a “really amazing person.”

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Santino Rice

Designer Santino Rice met Taylor when she was only 12 at a model casting.