Nathaniel Taylor attends Chiller Theater Expo Winter 2017 at Parsippany Hilton on Oct. 27, 2017, in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
Nathaniel Taylor attends Chiller Theater Expo Winter 2017 at Parsippany Hilton on Oct. 27, 2017, in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

TV actor Nathaniel Taylor, best known for his role as Rollo on the hit ’70s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died. He was 80.

Taylor died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack over the weekend, according to his friend, entertainer/promoter Alonzo Williams.

“Today Black Hollywood lost a ’70s legend Nathaniel Taylor better known as Rollo,” Williams said in a statement. “[His] character on ‘Sanford’ and was the lovable, funny but questionable friend of Lamont, the co-star of the show.”

Taylor would have celebrated his 81st birthday on March 31.

A funeral service is pending.

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