Madonna and Rosanna Arquette remembered their Desperately Looking for Susan co-star Mark Blum right now, becoming a member of a prolonged and rising roster of Hollywood and Broadway stars mourning the actor who died of problems from the coronavirus.

“I Wish to Acknowledge the Passing of a outstanding Human, fellow actor and good friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus,” Madonna posted on Instagram. “That is actually tragic and my coronary heart goes out to him, his household and his family members. I bear in mind him as humorous heat, loving {and professional} once we made Desperately Looking for Susan in 1985!! One other reminder that this virus isn’t any joke, nothing to be informal about or faux wont have an effect on us indirectly….we have to keep grateful -be hopeful- and comply with the quarantine guidelines!”

“He was an exquisite actor and an excellent and sort man,” tweeted Arquette, saying she was deeply saddened by “this very very laborious information…”

Others recalling Blum embody Dana Delany, Mark Hamill, Judith Gentle, Josh Radnor and Cynthia Nixon, amongst many extra.

Learn the remembrances under.

James Van Der Beek, who appeared with Blum within the 1997 Off Broadway manufacturing of Nicky Silver’s comedy My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, recalled the late actor as “beneficiant and sort,” noting “I realized a lot from him about easy methods to be an expert – classes that received me by way of the madness that was to come back.” Van Der Beek recollects a selected act of kindness Blum confirmed to one in every of their co-stars.