Meshach Taylor of ‘Designing Women’ Dead at 67By: Kimberly Ripley - June 29, 2014
Meshach Taylor, best know for his role on Designing Women, has died at the age of 67. The actor was in hospice care at his home, having suffered from cancer, and he died on Friday in the presence his wife, his children, and his mother.
Taylor played the lovable assistant Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women. The show was about an outspoken feminist–played by Delta Burke–who ran a design firm out of her Atlanta home. The show ran from 1986 to 1993. In addition to Taylor and Burke Designing Women starred Dixie Carter, Annie Potts and Jean Smart. It was nominated for a string of awards throughout the years including two Golden Globes. It won an Emmy in 1988 for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling. Meshach Taylor received an Emmy Award nomination in the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category in 1989.
Taylor’s son Tariq Taylor shared word of his father’s passing on the actor’s Facebook page.