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Actor Mark Blum, 69, of 'Desperately Seeking Susan' Dies from Coronavirus Complications


The actor’s death was announced Thursday by Playwrights Horizons, the New York theater company where Blum performed in numerous plays throughout his career.


The news of his death prompted messages of condolence from his Susan co-stars Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.


A New Jersey native, Blum spent much of his career performing on stage at some of New York’s most prestigious theater companies.


The actor had roles in Crocodile Dundee and The Presidio and more recently in the TV series You and Mozart in the Jungle .


On stage, Blum won an Obie Award in 1989 for his performance in Playwrights Horizons production of Albert Innaurato’s Gus and Al .


On Broadway, he appeared in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers in 1991 and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man in 2000.






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