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Meshach Taylor near death
« on: June 28, 2014, 09:01:31 pm »
http://www.eurweb.com/2014/06/near-death-meshach-tayor-anthony-bouvier-from-designing-women-video/

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Near Death: Meshach Tayor: ‘Anthony Bouvier’ from ‘Designing Women’ (Video)

Jun 28, 14 by EurPublisher


*It hasn’t even been 24 hours since we reported the demise of legendary R&B/gospel singer Bobby Womack when the sad news of the impending death of actor Meshach Taylor comes to fore.

Taylor, 67, is best known for his breakout and scene stealing role as Anthony Bouvier on the hit show “Designing Women.”

Actually some outlets have already reported his passing. However, as of this posting, Taylor had not transitioned, according to his son, Tyriq:

“For all the people that have given premature condolences: don’t feel bad. I am happy to feel the love,” said Tyriq. “My Dad has not passed just yet, but he has begun to actively transition. Thanks again everyone for your kind words during this tough time.”

Initially, word of the “Designing Women” actor’s impending death was posted by family members who asked for everyone’s prayers in a Facebook post:

    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. Our friends who know and love us, please offer your prayers for his peace and blazing light as he ascends to the heavens. Those who need to call the family please do. Those who desire to post memories, we are open and graciously accepting all gestures of peace. Love, the Taylor Family Tariq Taylor Yasmine Taylor Tamar Lashae Taylor Esme Taylor

The cause of Taylor’s terminal illness has not been divulged.
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Re: Meschach Taylor near death
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 02:55:12 am »
Back in the day, for the longest time, I thought he [Taylor] and Arsenio were the same person.  :)

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Meshach Taylor dead at 67
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 03:32:08 pm »
http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/designing-women-star-meshach-taylor-dies-at-67-1?ocid=ansnews11

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'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67
 7 hr ago  By FRAZIER MOORE of Associated Press

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, agent Dede Binder said.

Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony Bouvier on "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1993. Then he costarred for four seasons on another successful comedy, "Dave's World," as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson.

Other series included the cult favorite "Buffalo Bill" and the popular Nickelodeon comedy "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."

Taylor's movie roles included a flamboyant window dresser in the 1987 comedy-romance "Mannequin" as well as "Damien: Omen II."

He guested on many series including "Hannah Montana," ''The Unit," ''Hill Street Blues," ''Barney Miller," ''Lou Grant," ''The Drew Carey Show," and, in an episode that aired in January, "Criminal Minds," which stars Joe Montegna, with whom Taylor performed early in his career as a fellow member of Chicago's Organic Theater Company. Taylor also had been a member of that city's Goodman Theatre.

The Boston-born Taylor started acting in community shows in New Orleans, where his father was dean of students at Dillard University. He continued doing roles in Indianapolis after his father moved to Indiana University as dean of the college of arts and sciences.
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Re: Meschach Taylor near death
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 03:45:12 pm »
I definitely remember seeing him as a regular cast member on the television show, 'Designing Women'.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Taylor.