Actor, stand-up comedian, painter and writer Taylor Negron
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Actor, stand-up comedian, painter and writer Taylor Negron has died at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer.
Negron appeared on TV's Seinfeld, ER and Curb Your Enthusiasm, as well as in the movies Better Off Dead and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
His cousin Chuck, a former member of the rock band Three Dog Night, announced his death in a YouTube video titled, "We just lost a wonderful man, my cousin Taylor Negron." The clip has been viewed about 20,000 times since it was posted Saturday.
"I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away," Chuck said in the video. "His mother, his brother Alex, my brother Renee and his wife -- my brother's wife -- Julie were all there with him. May he rest in peace. I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know that he just passed."
Numerous comedians took to Twitter this weekend to pay tribute to the performer.
"So sad to hear of the loss of @Taylor_Negron. Brilliantly funny comedian actor and wonderful painter. #RestInPeace," Billy Crystal tweeted.
"I hope you are up there making the Angels laugh... such a gentleman w a gentle spirit you were. Rest," Sherri Shepherd posted.