Television star Meshach Taylor, 67, died from a terminal illness surrounded by family in his California home Saturday night.
The African-American actor was best known for his role as ex-con turned law student Anthony Bouvier in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. The show ran from 1986 - 1993. IMDB.com lists a string of TV shows and films from Taylor's resume. Most recently, he was a guest star on CBS drama Criminal Minds as recovering alcoholic veteran Harrison Scott.
Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but spent much of his childhood in Indianapolis and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in 1964.
Taylor is survived by his wife, his four children, and his mother. His mother still lives in Indianapolis.