He had one of those infectious personalities that was always a joy.
You may remember Rip Taylor as the American actor and comedian
known largely for his wild moustache, his toupee and for showering himslf and others with confetti.
If you were of age in the 70s, you may remember him from game shows like Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and The Gong Show. He was on them quite a lot.
Rip's publicist, Harlan Boll, confirmed the news, saying he passed away Sunday in Beverly Hills. No cause of death was released.
He is perhaps best known for hosting "The $1.98 Beauty Show" which aired from 1978-80. It was a show as zany and flamboyant as he was in which contestants competed for a tacky crown and the title of "$1.98 Beauty Queen".
Rip was held in high regard for the voice acting he did over the years too. You may have heard him in shows like "Popeye and Son," "The Addams Family," "The Jetsons," "Snorks," 'DuckTales the Movie,' "Garfield and Friends," 'Scooby-Doo,' "The Emperor's New School" and more.
The planet's a little less bright today without him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.