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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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Chris    

This is sad to hear. R.I.P.

94 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

I watch old re-runs of "Designing Women" all the time. The episode shown in the clip aired just last week. Loved the Anthony character. May he RIP. My condolences to his family.

94 days ago
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john flynn    

great actor great man R.I.P I really enjoyed his craft thank you for bringing joy into my life GODSPEED MY FRIEND

94 days ago
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John    

RIP
I always liked his acting.

94 days ago
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I just wanted to comment    

RIP. He definitely had talent.

94 days ago
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EnquirerLover    

One of the best character actors who inspired a new generation of talent. God bless him and his love ones at this time. Grief is something that can't be compared. We all suffer differnetly. I pray he made his peace. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. You know sometimes, people call cancer a curse. But the blessing in it is that we have time to make amends. He is now starring in the role of his lifetime! An ANGEL!

93 days ago
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Questdelsangraal    

RIP

Sad to see good people go out like that.

93 days ago
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Olivia3100    

RIP sir. Saw you recently on TV. You always made me feel as if after a hard day I put on comfy slippers. Soothing. You will be missed.

93 days ago
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J    

Mannequin is a fun guilty pleasure. " hollywooooooood!"...RIP

93 days ago
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lastbutton6    

You will be missed

93 days ago
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Sassy    

RIP Meshach. You humor will be missed. Godspeed.

93 days ago
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bart    

He made people laugh. Good actor. Sorry to hear the news. I hate cancer.

93 days ago
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Onward    

Such sad news.....he was incredibly funny and so talented. Condolences to his family.

93 days ago
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Susan     

Sad. Great comedic actor, but he had serious dramatic chops, too. I loved his guest starring role on Criminal Minds, when he played character Dave Rossi's ex c/o from Viet Nam.

93 days ago
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ehireme35    

Send my condolences to his family

93 days ago
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