Taylor Negron, Nothing But Trouble and The Last Boy Scout, Dead at 57

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Comedian Taylor Negron has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.  Chuck Negron, Taylor’s cousin, of the ’70s band Three Dog Night, released an online video with the sad news today saying, “I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron has just passed away. His mother, his brother Alex and my brother’s wife Renee were all there with him. May he rest in peace.”

Negron was a staple in 80's and 90's cinema. Having stand out character roles in Nothing But Trouble, with Chevy Chase and John Candy. The Last Boy Scout with Bruce Willis and Damon Wayanes.  Bio-Dome with Pauly Shore and Steven Baldwin. His breakout role came as Mr. Pizza Guy in Fasts Times at Ridgemont High, which he went on to reprise in Amy Heckerling’s 2012 film Vamps.

 Negron said on his Last Boy “It wasn’t a stretch, but it came as a surprise to me, because Bruce Willis, Tony Scott and Joel Silver had this idea in their head. So when they offered me the part, I thought it was a joke and they had made a mistake in the printing — that I was going to play the first goombah to the left. I realized very early on that Joel and dear, dear Tony Scott really cared about appearances, so with great detail they blonded my hair and gave me that asymmetrical ’60’s cut. It was like Hitler, only softer. I wore Dolce & Gabbana clothing and I looked so strange and otherworldly, and just by the sheer virtue of the fact that I had a gun in my hand, that did all the acting for me.”

Funeral arrangements are not know at this time. 

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