Meshach Taylor of Designing Women Dies at 67 After Battle With Cancer

Celebrity News Jun. 29, 2014 AT 11:50AM
Meshach Taylor Designing Women star Meshach Taylor died at age 67 from cancer. Credit: Ryan Miller/Getty Images

Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor passed away on Saturday, June 28. The star of the hit '80s and '90s sitcom Designing Women, who played Anthony Bouvier, was on hospice care at his family's home in California after a long battle with cancer, TMZ reports

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Taylor, who was 67 at the time of his passing, was also famous for his role as Hollywood Montrose in the 1987 cult classic film Mannequin with Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy. He also had a recurring role on the Nickeldeon show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and made appearances on hit shows like Hannah Montana, The Drew Carey Show, Punky Brewster, and Criminal Minds.

Taylor was surrounded by his wife Bianca Ferguson, his four children, and mother when he died. 

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"It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition," the family said in a post on Facebook on June 27.

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