Taylor Negron, an actor who appeared on “Seinfeld” as a hairdresser in 1993’s “Smelly Car” episode, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
His cousin, Three Dog Night member Chuck Negron, took to YouTube on Saturday to tell his fans that Negron passed away over the weekend while surrounded by family.
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“May he rest in peace,” Chuck said. “I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know that he just passed.”
Negron, a Glendale, Calif.-raised performer who studied acting at UCLA, began his acting career in 1979 with a role on CBS sitcom “The Last Resort” and a lead role on ABC comedy “Detective School.”
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He had a small part in classic teen comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” and a number of other ’80s comedies before guest starring on major network TV shows throughout the ’90s and 2000s.
Negron played parts on “Grace Under Fire,” “Friends,” “The Practice,” “ER,” “Nash Bridges,” “The Hughleys,” “Reno 911!” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” to name just a few.
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Other movie appearances include “The Last Boy Scout,” “Easy Money,” “One Crazy Summer,” “Angels in the Outfield,” “Nothing But Trouble” and “Stuart Little.”
Famous friends and admirers, like comics Billy Crystal, Kathy Griffin and Jane Lynch, took to Twitter over the weekend to mourn the loss of the actor.