In a statement, family friend Alonzo Miller announced the death of Sanford and Son star Nathaniel Taylor. He was 80. “Today black Hollywood lost a 70s legend Nathaniel Taylor better known as ‘Rolo’ of the hit show Sanford and son past Feb 27th at UCLA medical center of complications from a recent heart attack. Taylors character on Sanford and was the lovable, funny but questionable friend of Lamont the co-star of the show. Services are yet to be announced.”
We first met Taylor in 1971 on the small screen, but he also appeared in several movies, including 1972’s Trouble Man and The Hunter in 1980. Most recently fans were able to get a glimpse of the iconic star in 2017 when he was spotted out signing autographs.
He is survived by his wife, six children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.