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Meshach Taylor

Dead at 67

After Battle With Cancer

6/29/2014 5:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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meshach-taylor-01"Designing Women" star Meshach Taylor died Saturday night ... after a long battle with cancer.

Taylor's family says he passed away at his home in California while surrounded by loved ones.

Meshach is best known for the role of Anthony Bouvier on the popular late 80's show ... and he was nominated for an Emmy in 1989.



Taylor also famously portrayed Hollywood Montrose in the '87 cult classic flick "Mannequin" -- and had a TON of roles on hit T.V. shows ... like "Hannah Montana", "The Drew Carey Show" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."

R.I.P.



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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Rip...every man has his turn

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Truth    

MEHHH... CELEBS DIE IN 3'S. WHO'S #2 AND #3?? JUSTINE BIEBER??? IF THE GODS WERE PAYING ATTENTION. #TRUTH!!

124 days ago
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rhode    

RIP. It is so sad to watch someone die from cancer. Almost 1 year ago I saw it happen to my mom because of an aggressive for of thyroid cancer. I'm still not over it. Prayers for his family.

124 days ago
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Diamond    

R.I.P

124 days ago
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sassybrattybrit    

So sad to hear of his passing. He made a lot of people laugh here on earth and I bet he will continue to make people laugh in heaven. RIP

124 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Sad news. R.I.P. Meagan.

124 days ago
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Dietrich Buxtehude    

Still remember priceless moments between him and Delta Burke on Designing Women. Rest in Peace and say hello to Dixie when you see her!

124 days ago
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krazyinvt    

So sad.....RIP We will miss you!!

124 days ago
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bernice clifton    

Cancer or AIDS?

124 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

124 days ago
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Bridget    

F*** cancer!!!!

RIP

124 days ago
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AmyBee    

Watching that 10 minute "all Hollywood" clip of Mannequin made my morning. He was the greatest. RIP.

124 days ago
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PokeFangirl    

OMG I was just watching Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide like 30 minutes ago. R.I.P.

124 days ago
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Areukiddingme?    

So sad to hear of his passing. What a talented and funny actor. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

124 days ago
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colada75    

It is Sad Tht Someone Would Actually Imply Tht This Man Died Frm Aids!!! Wht This Man Died Frm Is None Of Anyone's Bizness!!! He Was A Man W/ A Gift Tht God Blessed Him With N Allowed Him2 Share His Gift W/Tha World!!!

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