American actor Mark Blum, known for his work on the series of Netflix ‘You’ and in the successful movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’ and ‘desperately Seeking Susan’, passed away this Wednesday at the age of 69 due to complications arising from the coronavirus.
His widow, Janet Zarish, confirmed the news in an e-mail sent to Fox News, stating that her husband died on the 25th of march in a New York hospital.
Also the vice president of the actors guild SAG-AFTRA in the united States, Rebecca Damon, announced the news on his Twitter account.
“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 passed away as a result of complications of coronavirus. Mark was a dedicated member of Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA from 2007 to 2013”, he recalled.
“Those who were fortunate to know him will be saved treasured memories of an actor with talent, a teacher, a loyal friend and a beautiful human,” added Damon in another publication.
Blum made his debut in the theater in 1977. The cuban public remembers him for his roles as an antagonist in the films ‘desperately Seeking Susan’ (1985) and ‘Crocodile Dundee’ (1987).
The two protagonists of ‘Looking for…’, the singer Madonna and actress Rosanna Arquette, lamented the death of his friend in the social networks.
“I want to acknowledge the passing of a remarkable human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to the coronavirus. This is really tragic and my heart is with him, his family and his loved ones. I remember it as fun, warm, loving and professional when we did ‘Looking for Susan desperately’ in 1985! Another reminder that this virus is not a joke, nothing to be casual or pretend that they do not affect us in any way. We need to be grateful, to have hope, to help each other and follow the rules of quarantine,” said Madonna along with two images of the film.
For its part, Rosanna Arquette, who played the wife of Blum in the film, confessed to feeling very sad for his family and his fans.
“He was an excellent actor and a very good man and kind, Rest in peace. God bless you,” he said.
On the small screen, the interpreter participated in the series of successful ‘You’, as well ‘Frasier’, ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Mozart in the jungle’, the latter starring mexican Gael García Bernal.
The composer and conductor Malcolm McDoweel, who was the author of the soundtrack of this series, described it as “an actor is truly wonderful, but more importantly, he was a funny man, a sensitive and beautiful”.
Blum also shone in the theatrical community of New York. So recalled actress Cynthia Nixon, the series ‘Sex and the city’.
“His performances in dozens of works in which I saw it were infinitely deep, subtle, funny and moving in equal measure. See your name in the Playbill always meant you were in for a treat. Also one of the human most charming of the story,” he said.