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Meshach Taylor of ‘Designing Women’ dies at 67

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Another familiar Hollywood face bid farewell late Saturday — actor Meshach Taylor. He died at age 67 at his Los Angeles area home, his agent Dede Binder said.

Many may remember him from “Designing Women,” where he played assistant Anthony Bouvier.

Taylor had fought a terminal illness and faded markedly in recent days. His wife, children, grandchildren and mother surrounded him as he passed away, Binder said.

“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 family said in a statement.

Taylor made his screen debut in the 1978 movie “Damien: Omen II.” He has appeared regularly in television dramas since, including the series “In the Heat of the Night,” “Hannah Montana,” and “All of Us,” according to his profile on the International Movie Database.

Most recently, he appeared in two episodes of Criminal Minds. The last one ran in January this year.