29 June 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Meshach Taylor, best known for playing interior design aide Anthony Bouvier on the hit CBS sitcom “Designing Women” has died of cancer. He was 67.

He died at his home outside of Los Angeles, surrounded by family.

“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,” Taylor’s family said in a statement on his Facebook page. Taylor died Saturday in Altadena, Calif.; he had been suffering from a terminal illness.

Taylor’s agent Dede Binder confirmed his death to Variety.

“When you think of Meshach it will hopefully bring a smile to your face because he brought a lot of joy in his life,” Binder said.

Taylor earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1989 for his work on “Designing Women,” a seminal series »

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