Law & Order, Desperately Seeking Susan actor Mark Blum dies from coronavirus

Catherine Garcia

Character actor Mark Blum, known for his roles in Desperately Seeking Susan, Law & Order, and Succession, died Thursday of complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus. He was 69.

His Desperately Seeking Susan co-star Madonna said Blum's death 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."

Blum appeared in television shows and movies over the last four decades, including Frasier, NYPD Blue, and Us, and was also involved in the Screen Actors Guild, serving on the New York and national boards, NBC News reports. He is survived by his wife, actress Janet Zarish.

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