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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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So Nasty So Rude    

RIP..

60 days ago
32.

Chris    

He made people smile. That's a good life. Lets learn from that.

60 days ago
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barbara    

I found Designing Women on Youtube awhile back and was just watching the last episode last night -- how very sad -- that's two of them gone now

60 days ago
34.

SLemon    

Thanks for all the laughter. Rest in peace.

60 days ago
35.

Wow ...    

This is very sad news. May he Rest in Paradise. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

60 days ago
36.

LunarJunk    

R.I.P

60 days ago
37.

Laura j    

So sad rest in peace always remembered you from mannequin. Xxxx

60 days ago
38.

Dellie    

RIP, Meshach Taylor. Watching Designing Women now on Logo...such an awesome show, bless your soul. Prayers to your family and fans!!

60 days ago
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ms.b    

R.I.P Meshach you will truly be missed.

60 days ago
40.

lasml    

RIP Loved him in Designing Women. He was so funny and watching him especially interact with Delta Burke. Remembering the time that they had to stay in the same hotel room on the show. It was one of the funniest ones.

60 days ago
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sundaygirl    

Aww, loved him. RIP.

60 days ago
42.

sh    

Rest in peace. Thanks for the laughs.

60 days ago
43.

pootydaone    

I was flipping the channels just yesterday and Designing Women was on! I didn't watch though because it an episode from the latter years with that revamped cast. The original cast was classic. The revamped one not so much. RIP homeboy.

60 days ago
44.

JD    

This kind hearted gentleman will be missed, but not forgotten. I really enjoyed watching him as the hysterically funny, "flamboyant" Hollywood Montrose in the 1987 movie MANNEQUIN, Anthony Bouvier in DESIGNING WOMEN and many other roles. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.

60 days ago
45.

Ur not worthy    

Wow....sad news..I loved the original show ..but he always remained funny...I'm glad he's not suffering any longer ...RIP Meshach.

60 days ago
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