Comedian, Rip Taylor dead at 84
LOS ANGELES, CA - Rip Taylor, a comedian known for his over-the-top style, has passed away at the age of 84, according to several entertainment outlets.
Last week, Taylor suffered a seizure and was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Taylor was born in Washington, D.C. and served in the Korean War, which was when he began entertaining. His signature wacky costumes, props, and handlebar mustache became popular during the 1970's. He was a reoccurring guest on game shows such as the "Gong Show" in addition to acting on stage, film, and television.
Entertainers around the world have taken to social media to honor his memory.
Rest n Peace Mr. Taylor. Loved you, grew up watching you. Thank you for all the laughter you brought me. ???? Rip Taylor Dead: Flamboyant Comic, Host of 'The $1.98 Beauty Show' Was 84 https://t.co/x99u23lBid— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) October 6, 2019
I’ll miss you Rip Taylor. You were amazing and hilarious and the reason I threw skittles on stage. RIP— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) October 6, 2019