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Alex Taylor (February 28, 1947 - March 12, 1993)[1] was an American singer-songwriter. Alexander Taylor was the eldest child of Dr. Isaac Taylor and Gertrude Taylor. Alex was a member of a family which produced a number of singer-songwriters, the most famous of whom is James Taylor, but also includes Livingston, Hugh and Kate Taylor.

Alex Taylor had two sons, Edward and James. His older son Edward was adopted; his second son James, is the namesake of Alex's world-famous brother James, and inspired his uncle's 1970 hit "Sweet Baby James." Alex suffered a heart attack on Sunday, March 7, 1993 in Sanford, Florida, while recording a third album at King Snake Records Studio. He died without regaining consciousness on Friday, March 12, 1993, age 47. He was survived by his wife Brent B. Taylor, then age 46, of West Tisbury, his two sons, and granddaughters Caroline, Anna Kate, Paige, and Claudia.

According to the official biography of James Taylor,[2] Alex's death has been attributed to alcoholism.



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