The New York theater company Playwrights Horizons first announced his death Thursday morning on Twitter. He would become a fixture in the NY theater community and go on to appear in several Broadway productions, including Lost in Yonkers, The Best Man, and The Assembled Parties, and won an Obie Award for the Playwrights Horizons production of Gus and Al.
"Thanks, Mark, for all you delivered to our theater, and to theaters and audiences internationally".
Blum died Wednesday at NewYork-Presbyterian hospital of complications from the novel coronavirus, his wife, actress and acting teacher Janet Zarish, told The Hollywood Reporter. He began with a role in the 1983 film "Lovesick" followed by "St".
Rosanna Arquette, who worked with Blum on Desperately Seeking Susan, remembered the entertainer as a "wonderful" actor after she found out about his death from writer Sharon Waxman. I'm so sad for his family and all the people who love him. He was really very kind, was always supportive and amusing, a gentle man and a great actor who loved the work.
"He was one of the most respected actors in NY: a beacon of fierce intelligence, dry wit & deep kindness on stage and off".
The Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks wrote, "There are actors whose names appear in the announcement of a play, and you instantly think, without knowing any details: This will be work worth seeing".
Actress Judith Light created: 'Mark Blum, so charitable, so kind, so simple, so gifted. Our time collectively within the play The Assembled Events at MTC was a real pleasure.
Rebecca Damon, the Vice President of SAG-AFTRA, also tweeted about Blum.
Mark also served as a SAG-AFTRA board member from 2007-2013.
Hollywood is mourning the loss of longtime actor Mark Blum who passed away from complications caused by the novel coronavirus, according to multiple reports.
"Mark was smart, funny, and a true actor's actor", she tweeted.