Actor Mark Blum, recognized for playing opposite Madonna in the famous 1985 New York Metropolis film “Desperately Looking for Susan,” has passed absent thanks to coronavirus complications. He was 69.
A New Jersey indigenous, Blum also had a role in 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee” and appearances on a string of Tv set series, together with “NYPD Blue,” “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing” and recently the cult strike “You,” actively playing bookseller Mr. Mooney.
“With enjoy and major hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a pricey longtime good friend and a consummate artist who handed this week,” the off-Broadway theater tweeted. “Thank you, Mark, for all you introduced to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the environment. We will miss you.”
His onscreen wife in “Susan,” Rosanna Arquette, also expressed her unhappiness at Blum’s passing, soon after currently being explained to of it by writer Sharon Waxman.
“Sharon Waxman educated me of this extremely very tough news now,” wrote Arquette. “I’m so deeply unhappy for his household and for his admirers. he was a amazing actor and a really superior and form male. May you Rest In Peace and ability mark. God bless you.”
Blum, a College of Pennsylvania graduate, is recalled by his colleagues and critics for the intensely high quality of his perform. He was notably beloved in the theater community.
“There are actors whose names look in the announcement of a engage in, and you instantly consider, with out knowing any information: This will be function worthy of looking at,” Washington Put up theater critic Peter Marks posted. “Mark Blum was of that superb caliber. Made me believe that, every single time I observed him. It’s awful to read through of his death.”
Playwright Christopher Shinn also took to Twitter to salute Blum’s life and kindness.
“In 2011 Mark Blum starred in my play Picked @vineyardtheatre, in a challenging job — a narcissistic filmmaker whose much more human instincts collide with the need to secure himself from psychological possibility,” Shinn wrote. “Mark’s functionality took massive risks. He was superb. And the kindest man. RIP.”
Blum leaves driving his wife and fellow actor, Janet Zarish, also 69, whose credentials consist of guest appearances on “Law & Get,” “Seinfeld” and “Blue Bloods.”