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The actor and comedian Rip Taylor is dead at the age of 84



Taylor was hospitalized at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in the ICU after suffering a seizure last week, Boll said.

He was named Charles Elmer Taylor of Washington, D.C. Taylor served in the Korean War and then began to entertain according to Boll.

Taylor's signature became crazy costumes and props, a handlebar mustache, and his confetti throws, according to IMDb in the 1970s. He was a frequent guest at game shows of that time, including the "Gong Show."

Taylor starred on Broadway, in film and television, and was known for his towering personality.

"He has honored his reputation," Boll told CNN in an interview. "He was called the 'Prince of Pandemonium'."

"Peace and quiet, Mr. Taylor. Loved you, grew up watching you, thanks for all the laughter you gave me," wrote comedian David Alan Grier on Twitter.

Taylor was nominated for the Emmy Award for the voice of Uncle Fester in the TV animated series "The Addams Family" according to IMDb.

"The greatest joy he had in life was the result of making others laugh ̵

1; he had no easy childhood," Boll said. "Maltreated and bullied, he said, he discovered early on that they did not beat you when they laughed.

Taylor is survived by his longtime partner Robert Fortney, according to Boll.


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