The "Desperately Seeking Susan" Star Was 69

27 Mars, 2020, 00:43 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Mark Blum, the actor known for roles in "Crocodile Dundee" and "Desperately Seeking Susan", has died from complications of COVID-19.

A spokesman for NY theatre troupe Playwrights Horizons shared the new of Blum's death on social media, writing: "With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week".

'Thank you, Mark, for all you offered our cinema, and to movie theaters and target markets throughout the globe.

The longtime actor was recently seen in TV shows including "Billions", "Almost Family", "Succession", "The Good Fight", "You", "Elementary", and "Mozart in the Jungle".

James Van Der Beek, who appeared with Blum in the 1997 Off Broadway production of Nicky Silver's comedy My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, recalled the late actor as "generous and kind", noting "I learned so much from him about how to be a professional - lessons that got me through the insanity that was to come".

The actress tweeted a heartfelt tribute to her former co-star following news of his death, which said: "I'm so deeply sad for his family and for his fans".

The actor also held several stage roles, with Broadway credits that included the plays Lost in Yonkers, The Best Man and The Assembled Parties.

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Blum also served as a SAG-AFTRA board member from 2007-2013.

She was just one of many ijn the acting community to share her grief at the news.

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".

Playwrights Horizons, an off-Broadway theater, confirmed Blum's death on Twitter Thursday.

"Mark Blum played my father in my very first film Getting to Know You", tweeted Braff. "Gutted to hear of his passing".

He is survived by his wife, Janet Zarish. They were the loveliest couple.

"So kind": Actress Judith Light created: "Mark Blum, so charitable, so kind, so simple, so gifted".

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