Actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus

Actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus
Actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus

(CNN) — Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor also known for films including “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” has died thanks to complications from Covid-19, consistent with a press release released by the Screen Actors Guild.

Blum was 69. He died Wednesday.

He is best known for the 1985 film “Desperately Seeking Susan,” during which he played Gary Glass, the neglectful husband of Rosanna Arquette’s character. He last appeared in supporting TV roles on the HBO series “Succession,” the Netflix drama “You” and Amazon’s “Mozart within the Jungle.”

He is survived by his wife, Janet Zarish, also an actor.

Blum was a staple within the ny theater community, frequently appearing on Broadway, including the revival of “Twelve Angry Men,” though he appeared off Broadway far more often.

He was a daily player with Playwrights Horizons, an off-Broadway theater in ny .

“With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, an expensive longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed in the week ,” stage company tweeted.”Thank you, Mark, for all you delivered to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the planet . we’ll miss you.”

Actor and former ny gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon called his performances “unfailingly deep, subtle, hilarious and occupation equal measure.”