“Designing Women” actor, Meshach Taylor died Saturday night. He was 67 years old. The Emmy-nominated actor was in hospice care at his Altadena home, the Los Angeles Times reports.
He was surrounded by his wife, children and mother when he died at 10:47 p.m. Saturday, his agent, Dede Binder and his son, Tariq Taylor, confirmed.
Meshach Taylor will be be remembered for playing Anthony Bouvier, an assistant to the four main female characters on “Designing Women.” He also played a flamboyant winder dresser Hollywood Montrose in “Mannequin.”
Meshach Taylor battled terminal illness, CNN reports.
The actor’s family posted a heartfelt statement on Facebook: “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.”