Taylor Negron

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Veteran actor and comedian Taylor Negron has died after a long battle with cancer, multiple sources confirm to Deadline. He was 57.

Taylor's cousin and Three Dog Night member Chuck Negron also confirmed the news with an emotional video post on YouTube.

"I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron has just passed away," he tearfully said online. "His mother, his brother Alex and my brother's wife Renee were all there with him. May he rest in peace."

He added, "I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know he just passed."

As soon as the news broke, celebrities including Eric Stonestreet, Rachel Dratch and Dane Cook shared their fond memories of the Hollywood star online. 

Taylor Negron

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Long before his renowned roles as Mr. Pizza Guy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High or as Rodney Dangerfield's son-in-law in Easy Money, Taylor was just a Southern California native hoping to explore the world of comedy.

After starting stand-up in high school, Taylor eventually secured gigs at the Comedy Store but making his film acting debut in the 1982  soap satire Young Doctors in Love.

He later secured roles in The Last Boy Scout, Angels in the Outfield, Stuart Little and countless others.

Not to be outdone, Taylor also obtained a wide range of acting jobs on the small screen. After making quite the impression on viewers thanks to his hilarious stints on Hollywood Squares, the comedian would make appearances on The Hughleys, So Little Time and Hope & Gloria.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. 

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