So sad. Taylor Negron, best known for his roles in ‘Fast Times At Ridgemont High’ and ‘So Little Time’, passed away on Jan. 10 after a long fight with cancer. He was just 57.
Beloved actor and comedian Taylor Negron died on Jan. 10 at the age of 57. The star had been battling cancer for quite some time. Taylor had appeared in numerous shows and movies over the course of his long career, and stars like Billy Crystal, Ben Stiller and more are mourning the tragic loss.
Taylor Negron Dead: Popular Character Actor Dies At 57
Taylor’s cousin, Chuck Negron, posted a video online on Jan. 10 revealing the tragic news. “I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away,” he said in the video.”His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”
Over the course of his career, Taylor had worked alongside Hollywood legends. He studied with iconic acting teacher Lee Strasberg and interned for Lucille Ball, according to Deadline.
He was best known for playing Mr. Pizza Guy in Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Julio in Easy Money. For all the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen fans, Taylor played the hilarious Manuelo on So Little Time.
Taylor also had roles on Friends, ER, Zoey 101 and Wizards of Waverly Place.
The actor had three films in the works. H. and Alienated were already in post-production at the time of his death, Love and Something Like It had yet to be filmed.
Stars in Hollywood took to Twitter to mourn Taylor’s death.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) January 11, 2015
I admired Taylor Negron very much. He was a funny man. Rest In Peace.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) January 11, 2015
Taylor Negron was a very smart, funny caring individual with a unique comedic voice. #RESPECT
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) January 11, 2015
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 11, 2015
RIP comedian Taylor Negron. Always a terrific addition to any cast he worked with or show he performed on.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) January 11, 2015
Taylor was such a popular character that everyone has probably encountered at least once on television or the big screen. He will be missed.
Our thoughts go out to Taylor’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson