Mark Blum Dead at 69 Due to Coronavirus

Coronavirus claims yet another life! The Desperately Seeking Susan actor Mark Blum lost his life to the COVID-19 at age 69.

Lost His Life to Coronavirus

As already stated, Mark Blum lost his life to the Novel Coronavirus on March 26, 2020, at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Following his demise, Playwrights Horizons took to their Twitter to pay their tribute and reveal the news of his death. They wrote,


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.

Playwrights Horizons on Twitter

Following the news of Mark’s demise, the Washington Post theater critic, Peter Marks also posted on his Twitter to share his sadness and pay tribute to the skillful actor.

Peter revealed that Mark was a wonderful actor whose work was always worth seeing. He also shared the sadness he felt while reading about the death of the marvelous actor.

Rosanna Arquette, who played Susan, his onscreen wife in Desperately Seeking Susan, found out about his passing from author Susan Waxman. She too took to her Twitter to share the deeply saddening news of his demise.

He was a wonderful actor and a very good and kind man. May you Rest In Peace and power mark. God bless you

Rosanna Arquette on Twitter

After Playwrights Horizons, Rebecca Damon, SAG-AFTRA executive vice president, and Blum’s representatives also confirmed the news.

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A lot of people have shown their tribute to the actor and posted about his death on their social media.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Mark Blum!

May God give power to his wife, Janet Zarish, 65!

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Useful Links

  1. Coronavirus Disease 2019 – CDC
  2. Coronavirus – World Health Organization

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