‘You’ Actor Mark Blum Dies From Coronavirus Complications

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘You’ Actor Mark Blum Dies From Coronavirus Complications

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken a lot away from so many individuals. Sadly, actor Mark Blum died resulting from problems from coronavirus on March 26, 2020. He was 69 years previous.

Though he’s handed, Blum lives on by way of his quite a few display performances. Although he was by no means a significant star, he did get to seem in numerous well-known movies, tv sequence, and performs over the previous few a long time. In honor of Blum, right here’s a brief look again at his life and profession.

Tom Aldredge (left) and Mark Blum (proper) attending the curtain name for a manufacturing of the basic play Twelve Angry Men on the Roundabout Theatre Company on October 28, 2004 in New York City, New York | Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Mark Blum’s breakthrough function

On May 14, 1950, Blum was born in Newark, New Jersey. His first main function got here in 1985. That yr, he labored alongside rising stars Madonna and Patricia Arquette in Desperately Seeking Susan

In Desperately Seeking Susan, Blum performed an uptight man who has a whirlwind romance with Madonna. The movie helped cement Madonna’s picture from that period – that of a vibrant, free-spirited girl who made killer outfits out of thriftstore garments. Blum would cite his function in Desperately Seeking Susan as one in all his profession highlights.

Madonna mourned the passing of Mark Blum on her Instagram account.

Madonna has fond reminiscences of her co-star. “This is absolutely tragic and my coronary heart goes out to him, his household and his family members. I keep in mind him as humorous heat, loving {and professional} once we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!” Madonna inspired followers to take the coronavirus critically.

Mark Blum’s different profession highlights

He additionally appeared in  a secondary function in one other well-received 1980s comedy: 1987’s Crocodile Dundee. The movie was a smash hit and helped to introduce American audiences to a distinctly Australian humorousness. Crocodile Dundees’ success led to 2 sequels, neither of which was made with Blum’s involvement.

In addition to his movie appearances, Blum had numerous roles in tv sequence. He acted in episodes of The Sopranos, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Billions, and Mozart within the Jungle. More lately, he had a task within the hit Netflix thriller You. Even close to the top of his life, Blum was nonetheless getting vital elements.

Paul Hogan in a scene from the hit comedy Crocodile Dundee | Paramount/Getty Images

On the stage, Blum appeared in a number of performs by well-known authors, Specifically, he performed roles in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, and Albert Innaurato’s Gus and Al. He would cite the latter function as one other one in all his profession highlights. Because of his prominence, Blum’s demise had a major have an effect on on the theater world.

The Playwrights Horizons, an off-Broadway theater, responded to Blum’s demise by tweeting “With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week. Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you.”

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