Actor Mark Blum, known for his work in theater as well as in films "Desperately Seeking Susan", "Crocodile Dundee" and the Netflix series "You", died at age 69 due to complications from the coronavirus. The New York theater company Playwrights Horizons announced the actors death on social media, saying "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 brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world", Playwrights tweeted. "We will miss you", the theater company Playwrights Horizons said in a tweet.
Mark, who also starred as Mr. Mooney in the hit series, "You", and acted on Broadway, was a true working actor.
The New Jersey-born actor Blum got his start on the stage in the 1970s before pivoting to film and television, starting with a role in the 1983 film "Lovesick" followed by a turn on "St".
Following his movie debut, Mark went on to have over 80 film credits to his name.
Blum played Gary Glass in 1985's "DSS". and he played Richard Mason in 1986's "Crocodile Dundee". "I'm so sad for his family and all the people who love him". "He was a wonderful actor and a very good and kind man. Rest in peace and power Mark Blum".
Many other stars joined Rosanna in paying tribute to Mark.
'He was one of the most respected actors in NY: a beacon of fierce intelligence, dry wit & deep kindness on stage and off.
Actress Judith Light added: "Mark Blum, so generous, so kind, so humble, so talented". Our time together in the play The Assembled Parties at MTC was a true joy. "May he rest in peace knowing that he transformed the lives of so many and was cherished by so many; me among them".
Blum served on the Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA national boards between 2007 and 2013.
SAG-AFTRA executive vice president Rebecca Damon also confirmed the news on Twitter, noting that he was previously on the organization's board. Representatives for Blum additionally confirmed the news to TheWrap.