Comedian/Actor Taylor Negron Loses Battle With Cancer

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First Preview of Broadway's Side Show - ArrivalsIt’s being reported that comedian Taylor Negron, best known for a series of character roles in various ’80s and ’90s movies and television shows, has passed away at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. 

Negron didn’t have many roles that got his name onto movie posters, although he did play the villain Milo in Bruce Willis’ 1991 action movie The Last Boy Scout, directed by the late Tony Scott. Other memorable roles included his first acting role in Young Doctors in Love, as well as Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Rodney Dangerfield’s Easy Money.

He would appear in a variety of movies over the years including PunchlineStuart Little, Angels in the Outfield and Better Off Dead, as well as many television shows including “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Party of Five,” “Seinfeld,” “ER” and many more.

Born Brad Negron on August 1, 1957 in Glendale, California, the actor was doing stand-up comedy out of high school, something he continued up until recently while appearing in a variety of smaller movies. (He even revived his role as “Pizza Guy” when he reunited with Ridgemont High director Amy Heckerling for Vamps a few years back.)

Negron’s passing was confirmed by his cousin Chuck Negron, who released a video stating, “I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron has just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother’s wife Renee were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”

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