Nathaniel Taylor Of 'Sanford And Son' Dead At 80

Nathaniel Taylor, who was best known for his role as Rollo on classic '70s show, Sanford and Son, died on Thursday (February 27) after a heart attack. He was 80.

Taylor's death was confirmed via a message from his promoter/family friend Alonzo Williams. "Today black Hollywood lost a 70s legend Nathaniel Taylor better known as 'Rolo' of the hit show Sanford and son past Feb 27th at UCLA medical center of complications from a recent heart attack," the message read. "Taylors character on Sanford and was the lovable, funny but questionable friend of Lamont the co-star of the show. Services are yet to be announced."

While Taylor is best known for his role on the show from 1972-1977, the actor also appeared in a number of action films like Trouble Man (1972) and The Hunter (1980). Taylor is survived by his wife, six children, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He would have celebrated his 81st birthday on March 31.


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