American actor Mark Blum, with performances in ‘Seeking Susan Desperately’, ‘Crocodile Dundee’ and ‘You’, has died at the age of 69 by complications of coronavirus.
This has been confirmed by the executive vice president of the actors guild SAG-AFTRA, Rebecca Damon, on Twitter. “It is with profound 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 of coronavirus -“.
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 Blum began his career in 1983 with the comedia romantica Marshall Brickman, ‘Crazy in love’. In the decade of the 80’s continued with ‘Looking for Susan Desperately’, ‘Between friends’, ‘Crocodile Dundee‘, ‘Blind date’ and ‘stronger than hate’. On television, highlights his work on ‘Sweet Surrender’, ‘Capital News’, ‘Frasier‘or ‘You‘.
Additionally, Blum worked on Broadway in several plays as the production of Albert Innaurato, ‘Gus and Ai’, for which he won an Obie Award. Highlights include her roles in ‘Lost in Yonkers’ by Neil Simon, the writer with the most nominations for an Oscar and Tony for the story, ‘The Best Man’ of the writer Gore Vidal or ‘The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg.
Hollywood pays tribute to Mark Blum
The death of the actor has not gone unnoticed among your colleagues and friends. There are many celebrities who have wanted to leave a message dedicated to Mark Blum after the sad news. Madonna is one of them, saying that “I want to acknowledge the passing of a remarkable human, fellow actor and friend, Mark Blum, who succumbed to the coronavirus. It is truly tragic and my heart is with you, your family and your loved ones. I remember it as a fun, warm, loving and professional when we did Looking for Susan Desperately in 1985″. Madonna played Susan in the comedy directed by Susan Seidelman.
The singer is not the only one that has dedicated a few words to the actor, James Van Der Beek, partner of theatre Mark Blum, has shared in the great influence that has been in his life, “I did a play with Mark Blum in’ 97 literally the day after finishing the pilot of ‘Dawsons Creek. It was SO GOOD.. and generous and kind and I learned so much from the on how to be a professionallessons that took me out of the madness that would come after. Prayers to your family”.
I did a play with Mark Blum in ’97 literally the day after wrapping the #DawsonsCreek pilot. I was SO good… and generous and kind and I learned so much from him about how to be a professional – lessons that got me through the insanity that was to come. Prayers for his family. https://t.co/7r7dLyvOeK
? James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) March 26, 2020
Other personalities such as Mark Hamill, Rosanna ArquetteMalcolm McDowell or Topher Grace have also shared their condolences with the death of the actor.
We will never stop missing him.
? Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 26, 2020