Mark Blum – Crocodile Dundee and You fame – dies of COVID-19

Actor Mark Blum, famous for his roles in Crocodile Dundee and Netflix-hit You, dies of coronavirus at 69. Blum died of complications caused by the deadly virus.

The unfortunate news was broken on social media by New York theater company Playwrights Horizons paying attribute to the artist saying, he was a “lifetime friend and a consummate artist”. Since that, thoughts and condolences have been pouring in.

The statement read: “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 theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you.”

Among other tributes, actress Rosanna Arquette wrote:
‘I’m so deeply sad for his family and for his fans. He was a wonderful actor and a very good and kind man. ‘May you Rest In Peace and power mark. God bless you.’

Playwright Mark Harris’s message reads:
Mark Blum was a wonderful, stalwart actor–a familiar face to anyone who watches TV, and a mainstay, for decades, of dozens of New York stage productions. May he rest in peace.’