Michael Taliferro

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Michael Taliferro (August 23, 1961 – May 4, 2006) was an American film and television actor, sportsman and singer. Taliferro was born in Brooksville, Florida. He has an older brother, James Waldon Taliferro (b. 1961) and two sisters, Olga and Cheryl Taliferro. Taliferro attended Texas Christian University. Taliferro never married but was engaged to Cathey L. Tyree and had four children: Antonio, Miya, Milik, and Brandon. Taliferro was a Christian and went to a religious school. Taliferro died on May 4, 2006, in Los Angeles, California at the age of 44. He suffered from a fatal stroke. He was interred at Spring Hill Cemetery in Brooksville, Florida. He has a sister named Kiara Taliferro. Known for his intimidating stature, Taliferro was signed by the Washington Redskins in 1984, followed by two seasons in the USFL with the Denver Gold in 1985 and the Arizona Outlaws in 1986, finishing his career with the British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League the following year.
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