Meshach Taylor Dies At Age 67: ‘Designing Women’ Actor Was Terminally Ill

June 29, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Meshach Taylor Terminally ill May Have Died AT 67

Meshach Taylor who was terminally ill has died at the age of 67. Meshach Taylor who was famous for playing the flamboyant and hilarious Anthony Bouvier on “Designing Women” passed away late Saturday night in California with his family by his side. Meshach Taylor was said to be terminally ill with an undisclosed illness. His children issued a statement regarding his transition to heaven on the actor’s Facebook few hours before he passed away. Meshach Taylor made so many people laugh in Mannequin and Class Act – he will be missed.

Sugarbaker Designs lost its only male staff last night.

Saturday evening Meshach Taylor’s children Tamar Taylor, Esme Taylor, Yasmine Taylor and Tariq Taylor posted a sad message on their father’s Facebook where they announced that the famous actor was on his death bed.

Meshach Taylor was mostly known for playing the crazy, Anthony Bouvier at Sugarbaker Designs on CBS 1980’s hit sitcom “Designing Women,” which starred the Sugarbaker sisters played by Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Annie Potts and Jean Smart.

Taylor’s family explained that he would soon die and took the opportunity to ask his fans to pray for them during this difficult time.

The statement read:

“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, Tariq Taylor, Yasmine Taylor, Tamar Lashae, Taylor Esme Taylor”

Few hours after the announcement, Meshach Taylor’s agent Dede Binder revealed the heartbreaking news that his client has passed away.

The Emmy nominated actor who was said to be terminally ill died in his home in Altadena, California where he was being cared for.

The M*A*S*H actor passed with his love ones by his side.

Our condolences to Meshach Taylor’s family and friends.


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  1. Graesyn says:

    My condolences to the family, I remember laughing with thousands of others watching “Designing Women”. The Sitcom would not have been as funny without Meshach Taylor.
    However, when was he ever in M*A*S*H?

  2. Actor still in heart says:

    Such a talented and funny performer. I spoke to him in passing once and 20 years later I still think about his reaction and I still laugh. Godspeed, Mr. Taylor.

  3. Wally and Trish Casto says:

    Sorry for your loss he was a wonderful actor we loved his spirit and happy he is in heaven we will all be seeing him again. Lords peace for his family and keeping you all in our prayers.

  4. Eddie says:

    There’s a mistake in the text. His character was not gay in Designing Women, he played a gay character in Mannequin.

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