Grief and Shock over Designer of He-Man Mark Taylor’s Death
It’s with profound sadness and a heavy heart we inform you the co-creator of Masters Of The Universe passed away on December 24, 2021. Mark Taylor’s death was confirmed by his family.
Taylor’s wife, Rebecca Slari Taylor, confirmed the heartbreaking news on Friday, saying: “Mark Taylor passed away peacefully this morning at home.”
She continued: “I felt him say goodbye to this world as I held him in my arms for one final loving kiss.”
Mark Taylor was known for his great work on Toy Masters (2012), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), and Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017).
He was the designer behind so many beloved icons in the He-Man universe: He-Man, Teela, Stratos, Beast Man, Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Mer-Man, Battle Cat, Man-E-Faces, Ram Man, Zodiac, Castle Grayskull, and even an early version of Prince Adam.
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Reactions to Mark Taylor’s Death
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After the heartbreaking news of Mark Taylor’s death was revealed, his friends and fans flooded social media with tribute messages. Many fans also took to Twitter to pay Pigonant tributes to him.
Pixel Dan wrote on Twitter: “I just learned that Mark Taylor, creator He-Man, has passed away. Sad, sad news on this day. My heart goes out to Rebecca Salari Taylor and family/friends of Mark Taylor. Thank you, Mark. For everything. It’s because of you that we all have the power.”
“RIP Mark Taylor. Few things had the impact on my life that Masters of the Universe did. Your character designs gave me a lifelong love of heroic fantasy that led me to Conan, Lord of the Rings, D&D, working at Ren Faire, and ultimately owning a comics & games store,” one fan wrote.
“I can’t overemphasize Mark Taylor’s impact on my childhood. His work created happy memories for millions of kids, myself included,” another fan tweeted.
“R.I.P. #MarkTaylor. You made me happy as a kid, I had so much fun with your toys, and I still have the same fun today and also especially at Christmas,” one social media user wrote.
“RIP Mark Taylor. He may not be a household name, but his work is impacted on an entire generation of kids,” Graham Pearce wrote.
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Someone wrote: “RIP #MarkTaylor. #HeMan was probably my favorite character growing up, and I have fond memories of collecting the toys. My mum even treated me to #SnakeMountain one Christmas. Your legacy is legendary. You literally gave kids the #PowerofGrayskull.”
“I am heartbroken to hear the news that Mark Taylor has passed away. Mark was a visionary who touched all of our lives, directly or indirectly. The world is poorer for his absence. Thank you to Mark for making all of our childhoods more magical and for sparking our imaginations,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another user said: “Sad news #MOTU fans. I just heard that Mark Taylor has passed away. I want to thank you, sir, for all of the great He-Man and the Masters of the Universe art and creations. RIP.”