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.’
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.