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Character Actor Mark Blum Dies Due to Complications From Coronavirus

Blum Was a Recognized Face on the Small Screen and on Stage

Actor and producer Mark Blum, known for his television and Off-Broadway roles, has died due to complications from COVID-19, according to SAG-AFTRA. He was 69.

“With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week,” the off-Broadway theater Playwrights Horizons shared on Twitter Thursday. “Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you.”

Born May 14, 1950 in Newark, New Jersey, Blum was known for his guest roles on TV series like “St. Elsewhere,” “Miami Vice,” “Roseanne,” “Law & Order” and “NYPD Blue.” He started on the stage in the 1970s, and acted in movies like “Lovesick” (1983), “Desperately Seeking Susan” (1985), “Just Between Friends” (1986), “Crocodile Dundee” (1986), “Blind Date” (1987), and “The Presidio” (1988). In 1987, he headlined six-episode sitcom “Sweet Surrender,” and, more recently, he had a recurring role on Amazon dramedy “Mozart in the Jungle,” which ran from 2014 to 2018. In 2018, he was cast in Lifetime thriller drama “You.”

On stage, his roles included played “Lost in Yonkers,” “The Best Man,” and “The Assembled Parties.”