Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna is mourning the loss of his best friend and he’s making sure that Meshach Taylor gets the sendoff he deserves, RumorFix is reporting exclusively.
After word got out that the Designing Women star passed away Saturday night, Joe tweeted a few pictures and this message: “Last night my beloved friend of 44 yrs @MeshachTaylor passed away. The world is a better place because he lived in it.”
Meshach’s widow, Bianca Ferguson Taylor, tells RumorFix exclusively, “Joe was a brother to my husband. His is the godfather to all four of our children. He is sponsoring the funeral.”
Bianca says the two men met in the late ’60s when they both were doing a global tour of Hair. “Meshach sang Aquarius in the show,” she tells us.
After touring together for a year, they became best friends. Joe and Meshach wanted to keep working together so they both went to Chicago and helped revitalize the Organic Theater Company in the early ’70s along with Dennis Franz.
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