‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ star Mark Blum dead from coronavirus at 69

Actor Mark Blum, recognized for playing Madonna’s like curiosity in the legendary 1985 New York City movie “Desperately In search of Susan,” has passed absent due to coronavirus complications. He was 69.

A New Jersey native, Blum also experienced a position in 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee” and appearances on a string of Tv set series, which includes “NYPD Blue,” “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing” and just lately the cult strike “You,” playing bookseller Mr. Mooney.

“With really like and large hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a pricey longtime buddy and a consummate artist who passed this week,” the off-Broadway theater tweeted. “Thank you, Mark, for all you introduced to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the environment. We will miss you.”

His onscreen wife in “Susan,” Rosanna Arquette, also expressed her disappointment at Blum’s passing, immediately after currently being told of it by writer Sharon Waxman.

“Sharon Waxman educated me of this pretty quite tough news nowadays,” wrote Arquette. “I’m so deeply unfortunate for his family and for his admirers. he was a wonderful actor and a extremely good and type person. Could you Rest In Peace and ability mark. God bless you.”

Blum, a University of Pennsylvania graduate, is recalled by his colleagues and critics for the intensely substantial high-quality of his perform. He was particularly beloved in the theater neighborhood.

“There are actors whose names look in the announcement of a perform, and you instantly consider, with no knowing any aspects: This will be do the job well worth observing,” writes Washington Put up theater critic Peter Marks. “Mark Blum was of that fantastic caliber. Built me think, each and every time I saw him. It is terrible to browse of his demise.”

Author Christopher Shinn also took to Twitter to salute Blum’s existence and kindness.

“In 2011 Mark Blum starred in my play Picked @vineyardtheatre, in a difficult position — a narcissistic filmmaker whose extra human instincts collide with the want to protect himself from emotional danger,” Shinn writes. “Mark’s performance took massive challenges. He was impressive. And the kindest gentleman. RIP.”

Blum leaves powering his spouse and fellow actor Janet Zarish, also 69, whose qualifications involve guest appearances on “Law & Purchase,” “Seinfeld” and “Blue Bloods.”