Veteran actor Mark Blum, best known for his roles in Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan has passed away. The actor who aged 69 took his last breath and died of complications from coronavirus. His demise has left many of his fans in shock. Rebecca Damon, the executive vice-president of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) shared the news about the actor’s death.
Damon on Thursday took to her Twitter and wrote, “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.”
Check out her tweet below:
He played the role of Gary Glass, the on-screen husband of Rosanna Arquette in Desperately Seeking Susan. Madonna who also featured in the 1985 film expressed her grief on Instagram.
She wrote, “I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus. This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. I remember him as funny warm, loving .and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!! Another reminder that this virus is no joke, nothing to be casual about or pretend wont affect us in some way. ♥️ we need to stay grateful -be hopeful- help each other-and follow the quarantine rules! #covid_19 #markblum #desperatelyseekingsusan.”
Mark Blum began his career in the 1970s and established himself as a well-known performer. He performed in Playwrights Horizons production of Albert Innaurato’s Gus and Al. The late actor will be remembered for his performances on Broadway with productions like The Best Man, The Assembled Parties and Lost In Yonkers.