Meshach Taylor Dies; Veteran TV Star was 67

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Meshach Taylor, an actor best known for his role on the long-running 1980s comedy Designing Women, died yesterday after a battle with cancer. 

He was 67 years old.

According to Taylor’s loved ones, the star passed away inside his California home while surrounded by loved ones.

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He had grown gravely ill in recent days, with his family writing on Facebook on June 27:

"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 Emmy-nominated actor also played a key role in the 1987 movie Mannequin and enjoy a slew of appearances on hit television shows.

His small screen resume includes stop by Hannah Montana, The Drew Carey Show and Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Taylor's loved ones.

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