Actor Mark Blum dies at 69 of coronavirus complications

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Mark Blum

NEW YORK — Mark Blum, an actor who appeared in Netflix's You and HBO's Succession, has died at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19.

The Screen Actors Guild confirmed Blum's death in a statement to CNN.

Blum was also known for starring in “Desperately Seeking Susan”, “Crocodile Dundee” and in Amazon's “Mozart in the Jungle”.

Blum was a stage performer, appearing in the Broadway revival of “Twelve Angry Men. He worked frequently with off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons”.

"With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear friend and a consummate artist who passed this week. Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you," Playwrights Horizons said on Twitter alongside photos of Blum onstage.

His former co-star Madonna paid tribute to Mark, calling him a ‘remarkable human’. The pop icon shared photos of them together whilst filming the ’80s comedy Desperately Seeking Susan, before warning people that coronavirus is ‘no joke’.

Madonna said: ‘This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. ‘I remember him as funny warm, loving and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!” she said in a Instagram post. — Agencies


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