Meshach Taylor, star of 80s hit Designing Women, has died at age 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Taylor passed away at his home in California, surrounded by his family, according to TMZ. He had been in hospice care in his final days.

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Meshach Taylor became a staple of American television in the 80s.

Taylor made his name in the 80s as Anthony Bouvier on the popular show and even received an Emmy nomination for his work. He later starred in the1987 comedy-romance Mannequin as a larger-than-life window dresser. He also appeared in Damien: The Omen Part II.

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It was Taylor’s family, who posted the original announcement on the actor’s Facebook page this past Friday. At the time, his health was declining and Meshach was entering his final days.

"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," they wrote.

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"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, the Taylor family."

The actor is survived by his wife, Bianca Ferguson, their four children, Tamar Taylor, Esme Taylor, Yasmine Taylor, and son Tariq Taylor, as well as four grandchildren.