"Designing Women" star Meshach Taylor died Saturday. He was 67.
Taylor was suffering from a terminal illness and receiving hospice care at his family's home in Altadena, Calif., CNN reported.
Taylor is best known for his role in "Designing Women," playing assistant Anthony Bouvier. Taylor's lengthy career started in 1978 with "Damien: Omen II" before transitioning to a series of small roles on television. He would star in "Mannequin" as Hollywood and join "Designing Women" in 1987. Following the cancellation of the CBS sitcom, Taylor joined "Dave's World" in 1993 and most recently appeared in "Criminal Minds" as Harrison Scott.
On Facebook Friday, Taylor's family posted a statement on the actor's health. Taylor's family 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. 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."
Taylor is survived by wife Bianca Ferguson and four children.