Actor Mark Blum dies at 69 of coronavirus complications

Mark Blum

Enlarge Image Mark Blum attends the"Right Before I Go Benefit performance at Town Hall in December 2017. Getty Images

NY magazine writer Mark Harris wrote: "Mark Blum was a wonderful, stalwart actor - a familiar face to anyone who watches TV, and a mainstay, for decades, of dozens of NY stage productions". Over the years, he appeared in television shows including Roseanne, Wings, Frasier, NYPD Blue, The Sopranos, The West Wing and Law & Order. Some of his other film credits include "Shattered Glass", "Step Up 3D" and most recently "Coin Heist". His last guest role was on the one-and-done Fox drama Almost Family, and he'll make a posthumous appearance on Billions' upcoming fifth season. A year later, he was newspaper writer Linda Kozlowski's editor in Crocodile Dundee.

Blum's recent Broadway credits included "The Assembled Parties", "Twelve Angry Men", "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" - twice - and Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers". Thank you, Mark, for all that you brought to our theater, to theaters and audiences around the world.

The typing of the theatre company Playwrights Horizons, which refers to Blum as something very special.

Mark starred in a spread of roles together with his well-known half in 1986 film Crocodile Dundee and he lately performed Mr Mooney in 2018 Netflix sequence You.

She called the news "very very hard" and tweeted: 'I'm so deeply sad for his family and for his fans. he was a wonderful actor and a very good and kind man.

His Desperately Seeking Susan castmate Rosanna Arquette, who played his wife in the film, has paid tribute to Blum in a statement to The Wrap, which reads: "I'm sad about this".

The Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks wrote, "There are actors whose names appear in the announcement of a play, and you instantly think, without knowing any details: This will be work worth seeing".

"Mark Blum, so generous, so kind, so humble, so talented", she tweeted.

'Mark was a dedicated Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA board member'.

"Might he relaxation in peace figuring out that he remodeled the lives of so many and was cherished by so many; me amongst them".

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