Taylor Negron, Comic and 'Ridgemont High' Actor, Dies at 57

Taylor Negron, known for roles in numerous TV shows and films including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, has died. He was 57.

Negron's death was announced by cousin Chuck Negron, a former member of the rock band Three Dog Night. According to media reports, Taylor died after battling cancer.

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"May he rest in peace," Chuck said while fighting back tears in a video posted to YouTube. He said he was with Taylor when he died, as were Taylor's mom and brother Alex.

Taylor played the pizza guy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He also appeared in such films as Stuart Little, The Last Boy Scout, Angels in the Outfield and Better Off Dead.

Taylor had roles on numerous TV series, including Friends, Seinfeld, ER and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

In addition, he was an accomplished stand-up comedian, and several of his humorous essays had been published. He was also a painter, playwright and poet.

Chuck's video can be seen below.

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