Comedian and actor Rip Taylor passed away in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Deadline reports that he was 84 years old.

Via Deadline

Via Deadline

  • Flamboyant, confetti carrying, comedic actor Rip Taylor passed away yesterday at the age of 84. 
  • According to Rolling Stone, Taylor’s publicist Harlan Böll, says he suffered a seizure before passing away at a Los Angeles hospital. His exact cause of death is not known.
  • Charles Elmer Taylor was born in Washington D.C. on January 13, 1935.
  • Taylor’s career was launched when he joined the U.S. Army, performing stand-up comedy in clubs around the world. His go-to bit would have him crying and begging the audience to laugh.
  • He continued to develop his signature brand of humor stood out amongst other comedians with his trademark handlebar mustache, toupee, and love for confetti.
  • With an acting career spanning several decades, Taylor not only starred in front of the camera, but also lent his voice to many television and movie characters.
  • Disney fans will likely remember Taylor for his roles in: 
    • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
    • Life with Bonnie
    • The Emperor's New School
    • The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
    • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • He also made many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jackie Gleason Show and Match Game.
  • Taylor is survived by his longtime partner, Robert Fortney.
 
 

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