Actor Mark Margolis, more recently known for the hit series’ “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” has passed away at age 83.
The prolific actor died at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York with his family by his side following a short illness, his son Morgan Margolis announced. The family plans to hold a private funeral and memorial.
“He was one of a kind. We won’t see his likes again,” Robert Kolker, the actor’s longtime manager, said in a statement. “He was a treasured client and a lifelong friend. I was lucky to know him.”
“Over the years, Mark has not only dazzled audiences with his exceptional performances he was also an incredibly kind man was a great sense of humor who loved his family,” the actor’s agent, Robert Attermann, told Fox News Digital. “His dedication to his craft is evident in the numerous memorable roles he brought to life, captivating audiences with his remarkable range and skill. Beyond Mark’s on-screen achievements, his genuine and approachable demeanor has made him a pleasure to work with. As both an actor and a person, Mark’s enduring excellence and amiable nature have left an indelible impression on those fortunate enough to collaborate with him and know him. He will certainly be missed.”
Margolis starred in projects including “Scarface” (1983) and “Oz” (HBO, 1997-2003), before stepping into the shoes of Hector “Tio” Salamanca in “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 2008-12).
He worked with director Darren Aronofsky, portraying a math professor in “Pi” (1998), a seedy supermarket manager in “The Wrestler” (2008) and a ballet patron in “Black Swan” (2010).