Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Emmy-nominated actor and Designing Women  co-star Meshach Taylor has died at the age of 67.

According to Deadline, Taylor passed away Saturday night in his L.A. home surrounded by his wife and his four children. Reportedly he was battling colon-rectal cancer that metastasized to his liver. Unfortunately, there were several premature reports that he has already transitioned on late Friday evening however that was not the case.

Here is the official family statement below:

“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”

Taylor  starred in a number of television series and films throughout his career including Dave’s World, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Caroline in the City, The Drew Carey Show  and Hannah Montana.  However, he is probably best known for his roles as Anthony Bouvier, the assistant to the four main characters on Designing Women,  and Hollywood Montrose, the flamboyant window dresser in the 80’s film, Mannequin.

Check out the video clip below of Taylor as the outrageously funny Hollywood:

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