Vale: Rip Taylor

Flamboyant US entertainer, best known for The Gong Show & The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, has died.

Flamboyant US entertainer Rip Taylor, best known for The Gong Show and The Brady Bunch Variety Hour has died, aged 84.

He was hospitalised at in Los Angeles in the intensive care unit after suffering a seizure last week.

Taylor’s signature became wacky costumes and props, a handlebar moustache and his confetti tosses during the 1970s. He appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Taylor, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Gong Show, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, The Match Game and Sigmund and the Sea Monsters.

He was voice cast on animated films, including DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico and The Addams Family.

His other TV credits included Will & Grace, George Lopez, Life with Bonnie, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody among others.

Source: CNN, Deadline

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