Actor Mark Blum, who played Mr Mooney in 'You', passes away due to Coronavirus infection
The raging Coronavirus has claimed the life of a well-known face in Hollywood and TV circles. Actor Mark Blum passed away last night due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the Coronavirus. The actor was 69 years old, proving yet again the poor prognosis of the disease for the older generation.
Mark Blum was a popular actor on TV, appearing in dozens of shows on both traditional broadcast TV as well as on OTT. He had a memorable outing as Mr Mooney, the bookstore owner in Netflix's hit show 'You'.
Mark Blum had also played Bill Lockheart in the 2020 Golden Globe winner Succession, Union Bob in Mozart of the Jungle and Ira Langstrom in Elementary. Besides these, he had integral roles in popular dramas such as Billions, Law and Order, The Good Fight and many more. His last posthumous appearance will likely be on Billions Season 5, which is slated to premiere later this year.
Mark Blum also made well-received appearances on Broadway and in the New York theatre scene. The actor had done numerous Hollywood movies before moving to TV. Notable among those are Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan.
In a tribute to the actor on Twitter, pop star Madonna, who had acted alongside him in Desperately Seeking Susan, exhorted people to take the Coronavirus pandemic seriously and stay in isolation for as long as it takes to beat the pandemic.