R.I.P. Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

From the New York Times:

Meshach Taylor, the actor best known for playing the only male character on the popular television show “Designing Women,” died on Saturday at his home outside Los Angeles. He was 67.

The cause was colorectal cancer, his agent, Dede Binder, said.

Mr. Taylor played Anthony Bouvier, an ex-convict who became a partner at a design firm in Atlanta with four women on the CBS sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1993. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1989 for his role on the show.

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16 thoughts on “R.I.P. Meshach Taylor

  1. I loved him in everything he did. To this day I remember his line on Designing Women, “You don’t think whoever stole my minivan will EAT in it do you?” I related. May he rest in peace.

  2. Aw, Meshach? It breaks my heart when I hear/read about someone dying from cancer. Anyway, Mr. Taylor made me laugh on Designing Women and I fondly remember him as Hollywood Montrose in the movie Mannequin. RIP.

  3. ..R.I.P. Meshach Taylor, it hurts to say farewell to yet another Legend (whose entire body of work I was always a total fan of)-but, it’s my prayer that he is at peace and restored health (spiritually) at this point..

  4. He was funny in Designing Women. And I saw him on that children’s network’s show, Ned’s Declassified as the school principal. The only reason I knew that Meshach Taylor was on Ned’s Declassified was because my younger siblings watch those type of shows and I saw him portray the principal on the show.

    RIP Meshach Taylor

    1. @ Mary:

      You are welcome. And I agree — it is sad that that turned to be his last birthday, but he did look happy, and I am glad that his family and friends were there to celebrate with him, especially since it was the last time.

  5. I’m not too thrilled that he was an ‘ex-convict’ however he played him as smart, witty and engaging rest in peace brother

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