His cause of death has not been made public, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s officer said Thursday that Taggert died in his home.
Taggert’s career took off in the 1970s with an extensive list of credits that includes “Adam-12,” and “Emergency!” He went on to write for TV films like “The Mark of Zorro,” “The Spell” and “Night Cries,” the television remake of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane,” and the TV miniseries “V: The Final Battle” and “V” the series, among many others.
He also co-produced “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”
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In the 1980s, he began writing for film, with credits including the 1982 slasher “Visiting Hours” starring Lee Grant