Sanford and Son “Rolo” dead at 80


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RIP:  Rollo!

Sanford and Son’s Nathaniel Taylor, aka  “Rollo Lawson,” from the 70’s television show “Sanford and Son” has passed away. his death has been confirmed by his promoter and family friend Alonzo Williams.

“Today black Hollywood lost a 70s legend Nathaniel Taylor better known as “Rolo” of the hit show Sanford and son passed on  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.”

Nathaniel Taylor played the role of  Lamont Sanford friend“Rollo,” friend  on Redd Foxx hit show from 1972 to 1977, “Sanford and Son.”

After the end of Sanford and Son, Taylor returned to the famous character in the short-lived spin-off “Sanford” in 1980-1981. He also played Ike, Rerun’s uncle, on two episodes of “What’s Happening!!.”

Film roles include “Trouble Man” (1972) “As Above, So Below” (1973) and “The Hunter” (1980).

Taylor was 80 years old.