The veteran American actor Mark Blum (69 years old), who worked in Desperately Seeking Susan, Dundee Crocodile and in the recent and successful series You, died this Thursday from complications derived from
“It is with deep sadness that I write to share the news that our friend and former member of the board of directors Mark Blum has died as a result of complications from coronavirus“The vice president of the actors union SAG-AFTRA said in a statement, Rebecca Damon, who did not reveal more details about his death.
“Those who were fortunate to meet him will cherish fond memories of a talented actor, a teacher, a loyal friend, and a beautiful human being,” added Damon.
The death of Mark Blum, a native of New Jersey, joins that of the Broadway screenwriter Terrence McNally this same week for the same causes, and the television and hospitality figure, the famous Indian chef Floyd Cardoz, who died this Wednesday after a week of hospitalization for Covid-19.
Blum debuted on Broadway in 1977 with The Merchant and participated in works like Lost in Yonkers and versions of The Best Man by Gore Vidal. In film, he was known for his roles in feature films such as Dundee Crocodile, Desperately Seeking Susan Y Shattered Glass, and on the small screen he was also seen in programs such as the hit series You, in addition to Frasier, The SopranosY Mozart in the Jungle, starring the Mexican Gael García Bernal.
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Rosanna Arquette, who played the character of his wife in Desperately Seeking Susan, He said on social networks feeling “very sad” about the news of the death and described Blum as a “wonderful actor and a kind man.”
The death toll from coronavirus Thursday exceeded 1,000 cases in the United States, with New York as the most affected area, with 280 deaths, according to figures from the Johns Hopkins University and the diary The Washington Post.