Mark Blum – You and Crocodile Dundee – star dies aged 69 from Covid-19

NEW JERSEY born actor, Mark Blum, died of coronavirus this week, aged 69.

New York-based theatre company Playwrights Horizons paid tribute on social media.

‘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 theatre, and to theatres and audiences across the world. We will miss you.’

CREDIT: Playwrights Horizons Facebook

Playwright Jack Canfora tweeted: ‘Found out a terrific actor and man whom I was lucky enough to be in one of my plays died this morning of #coronavirus. He wasn’t elderly.

‘He was one of the most respected actors in New York: a beacon of fierce intelligence, dry wit and deep kindness on stage and off. A tragic loss.’

Blum played Mr Mooney on Netflix’s hit show You, and starred in more than 80 films including Crocodile Dundee and Shattered Glass. His also enjoyed a 40-year Broadway career.

Blum is survived by his wife, film, soap and Broadway actress Janet Zarish.

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