Breaking Unhealthy actor Mark Margolis has died on the age of 83, his household has introduced.
The performer “handed away following a brief sickness” at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York Metropolis on Thursday, family members mentioned in a press release.
His son Morgan and spouse Jacqueline have been at his bedside when he died.
Margolis appeared in additional than 100 TV programmes and movies, together with Scarface and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
However he was maybe finest identified for his portrayal of Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad, through which he performed a wheelchair-using crime boss who was unable to talk and communicated utilizing solely a lodge reception-style bell.
Margolis, who was nominated for a finest visitor actor Emmy in 2012 his efficiency within the collection, later reprised the function in Breaking Unhealthy prequel Higher Name Saul.
He additionally acquired acclaim for enjoying a Sicilian mob boss contaminated with HIV in jail drama Oz.
Margolis’s agent Robert Atterman mentioned: “Through the years, Mark has not solely dazzled audiences together with his distinctive performances, he was additionally an extremely type man was an incredible sense of humour who cherished his household.
“His dedication to his craft is obvious within the quite a few memorable roles he delivered to life, fascinating audiences together with his outstanding vary and ability. Past Mark’s on-screen achievements, his real and approachable demeanor has made him a pleasure to work with.”
He added: “As each an actor and an individual, Mark’s enduring excellence and amiable nature have left an indelible impression on these lucky sufficient to collaborate with him and know him. He will definitely be missed.”
Breaking Unhealthy co-star Dean Norris, who performed Hank Schrader, wrote on X (previously referred to as Twitter): “So unhappy to listen to Mark Margolis has died. An exceptional actor. A humorous man. RIP.
“My ideas are together with his household.”
A press release posted on Breaking Unhealthy’s official social media accounts mentioned: “We be part of hundreds of thousands of followers in mourning the passing of the immensely gifted Mark Margolis, who – together with his eyes, a bell, and only a few phrases – turned Hector Salamanca into one of the crucial unforgettable characters within the historical past of tv.”