Designing Women’s Meshach Taylor passed away this weekend. The actor was 67.
Known for his character Anthony Bouvier, an employee at Julia’s Sugarbaker interior design firm, Taylor was a show favorite.
His death was confirmed by his agent, and his family left a note on the actor’s Facebook page, which reads: “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.”
The actor passed away at his home in Altadena. He was under hospice care at the time, as he battled a terminal illness. His agent said that he passed with his family at his side.
Apart from his role on Designing Women, Taylor was in the short-lived CBS comedy Dave’s World. He was also the awesome window designer Hollywood Montrose in “Mannequin” (the movie circa 1987) with Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.