Comedian Taylor Negron dies after a long battle with cancer

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“I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother Rene and his wife Julie were all there with him. May he rest in peace”

Taylor Negron, a familiar face in comedies, was born on August 1, 1957 in Glendale, California. He was the son of Lucy (née Rosario) and Conrad Negron, Sr. Negron, of Puerto Rican and Jewish descent. As a child he grew up in La Cañada. He will remain known by many through his performance in over 130 movies. One of his roles was as a “Pizza guy” in the 1982 movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. But the actor was renowned for many other films in which he stared. It was hard not to spot Taylor Negron in any movie as his credits were numerous: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Nothing But Trouble, Punchline, Angels in the Outfield, One Crazy Summer, Stuart Little, just to name a couple.

Taylor Negron was known for more than just his comedy and acting skills. In 2008 he wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron – A Fusion of Story and Song. The show debuted at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and also played the 2009 Best of New York Solo Festival. In the anthology Dirty Laundry (Phoenix Books) and Love West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles (Alyson Books) fans world-wide can now find Negron’s comedy essays. Taylor Negron also loved to paint, so much that it became a passion. He had a solo exhibition some of his pieces of work which were on display at the Laemmle Royal’s “Art in the Art House” series. Following the announcement of his death people world-wide expressed their feelings via Twitter and Facebook. Among the people who said their farewell there were also many actors, comedians and friends. One of them is Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) who said on 11 January 2015: “Taylor Negron was a very smart, funny caring individual with a unique comedic voice. #RESPECT”

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