Actor Mark Blum, who is best known for his contribution in films like Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee and the Netflix series You, breathed his last on March 25th. The 69-year-old actor died of complications from the coronavirus. According to a report by Fox News, the actor’s widow, Janet Zarish confirmed the news of his death through an e-mail which read —
My husband passed away yesterday, March 25th, from complications from the Corona Virus. He died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
The news was also shared by Rebecca Damon, who is the executive vice-president of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She also noted that Mark was a former board member who served for 6 years. Rebecca took to her Twitter to announce the sad news.
It is with such deep sorrow that I’m writing to share the news that our friend and former board member Mark Blum has passed away as a result of complications from the coronavirus. Mark was a dedicated Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA board member serving from 2007-2013, pic.twitter.com/aA3yPfOwh7
— Rebecca Damon (@RebeccaDamonNYC) March 26, 2020
Mark initiated his acting career in the 1970s with theatre. He has won awards for his critically acclaimed performance as Al in the play, Gus and Al. He also performed on Broadway with productions like Lost In Yonkers, The Best Man and The Assembled Parties.
In Hollywood, the actor is well known for his portrayal of Rosanna Arquette‘s husband in the movie Desperately Seeking Susan. Followed by playing actor Paul Hogan‘s foe in Crocodile Dundee. His also appeared in Lovesick, Just Between Friends, Blind Date and The Presidio.
On the television series front, Mark is still remembered for being a part of two hits series –Mozart in the Jungle. He also played the character of Mr.Mooney in the Netflix series You.
May his soul rest in peace.