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Comedy Actor Martin Mull Dies at Age 80

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After a long battle with illness, Martin Mull died – an American musician, painter and comedian. He starred in the series “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”, “The Figurehead” and “Arrested Development”. He was 80 years old. The actor's death was announced by his daughter. “He was always funny” – she wrote.

Martin Mull, an American screenwriter, musician, painter and comedian, known for his roles in comedy series such as “Roseanne,” “Arrested Development” and “The Figurehead,” died on Friday at the age of 80, his daughter Maggie Mull announced on Instagram.

“It is with a broken heart that I inform you that on June 27, after a courageous battle with illness, my father passed away,” wrote the actor's daughter.

“He was always funny (…). My dad will be missed by his wife and daughter, friends, co-workers, artists, comedians and musicians and – in a sign that he was a truly special man – his many, many dogs. I loved him immensely,” she added.

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Martin Mull was born on August 18, 1943, in Chicago. He earned a master of fine arts degree in painting in 1967. He entered show business as a songwriter, writing Jane Morgan's 1970 country single, “A Girl Named Johnny Cash.”

In the 1970s, he was known as a musical comedian, performing satirical and humorous songs.

Mull's first known acting role was as Garth Gimble on the 1976 soap opera “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” From 1997 to 2000, Mull played Willard Kraft on “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”, as the vice principal and later principal of Sabrina Spellman's high school.

He also starred in the series “Roseanne”, “Arrested Development”, “Fernwood Tonight”, “The Figurehead” produced by HBO, as well as in the comedies “Clue” and “Mrs. Doubtfire”.

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