Vladimir Nigel Taylor
June 29, 1970 - March 12, 2021
Vladimir Nigel Taylor, age 50, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021.
Born in Louisville, KY, on June 29, 1970, he was the son of the late George and Saralee (Morrison) Worts. Having a true talent and love for music, Nigel was the founder and frontman of the band, Platform One. When not composing, writing, and performing with Platform One, he was a solo acoustic artist who sometimes performed under his renaissance faire alias Sir Nigel the Black. He is also known as one of the most prolific Professor Snape impersonators, operating under the name Vladimir Snape since 2007. Strong in his beliefs, Nigel was an advocate against bullying, a fighter for equality of all kinds, a staunch feminist, and a proponent of consent, often using his renown in various communities to educate others about the importance of acceptance, love, and understanding.
He is survived by his fiancée, Hilary Graziola of Havertown, PA; long-term girlfriend, Abigail Adams of Alabama; sons, Matthew Dohoney of Arizona and Aidan Raisor of Georgia; daughters, Mary and Annie Dohoney of Indiana, and Terri Hammer of Nevada; sister, Angela Swan (Larry) of Indiana; biological mother, Susan Watson of Kentucky; nephew, Jay Swan of New Zealand; niece, Katherine Jackson of Missouri; half-sister, Faith Worts; half-brother, Josh Tucker of Washington; five grandchildren, several great-nephews, and many extended relatives.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12:30 pm on Friday, March 19, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Services and interment will be held privately.
Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Nigel’s service can live stream the service by clicking here.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Nigel’s memory to The Prince’s Trust: https://princestrust.us/donate/