Actor Mark Blum, known for his starring role in ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ as died at the age of 69 after being infected with the Coronavirus. As The New York Post reports:
Actor Mark Blum, known for playing opposite Madonna in the legendary 1985 New York City film “Desperately Seeking Susan,” has passed away due to coronavirus complications. He was 69.
A New Jersey native, Blum also had a role in 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee” and appearances on a string of TV series, including “NYPD Blue,” “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing” and recently the cult hit “You,” playing bookseller Mr. Mooney.
“With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week,” the off-Broadway theater tweeted. “Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you.”
His onscreen wife in “Susan,” Rosanna Arquette, also expressed her sadness at Blum’s passing, after being told of it by author Sharon Waxman.
Madonna, Blum’s co-star in the classic film, took to Instagram to share her grief:
I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus. This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. I remember him as funny warm, loving .and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!! Another reminder that this virus is no joke, nothing to be casual about or pretend wont affect us in some way. ♥️ we need to stay grateful -be hopeful- help each other-and follow the quarantine rules! #covid_19 #markblum #desperatelyseekingsusan