Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor died to cancer Saturday night, at the age of 67, TMZ reported.
The “Mannequin” star who was under hospice care at his family’s Altadena home, passed away at 10:47 p.m. surrounded by his family, his son Tariq Taylor told The Los Angeles Times.
“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,” Taylor’s family said in a statement on Facebook.
The Boston-born actor’s portrayal of Anthony Bouvier – an assistant at the fictitious Atlanta-based interior design firm called Sugarbaker – in the hit CBSsitcom “Designing Women” (1986-1993) landed him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Taylor also famously portrayed Hollywood Montrose in the ’87 cult classic flick “Mannequin” — and had several roles on hit T.V. shows like “Hannah Montana”, “The Drew Carey Show” and “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide.”