‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Mark Margolis Dies At 83

The actor is best known for his roles in “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul”

Mark Margolis, known for his appearances in acclaimed television shows “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” has passed away at 83. The news was first confirmed by Fox News.

Mark Margolis

After a brief illness, Mark peacefully departed on August 3 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by his family. His son, Morgan Margolis, announced the news and stated that a private funeral and memorial would be held to honor his life.

His longtime manager, Robert Kolker, described Mark as a unique and irreplaceable talent and shared, “He was one of a kind. We won’t see his likes again.” Robert further expressed his gratitude for having Margolis as a cherished client and a lifelong friend.

Mark’s journey into acting commenced at 14 when he enrolled in an acting class. After relocating to New York, he continued to pursue his passion by studying under Stella Adler at The Actors Studio.

His acting career started with his appearance in the 1976 film “The Opening of Misty Beethoven,” followed by roles in movies like “Going in Style,” “Dressed to Kill,” and “Arthur.” After portraying Tony Montana in “Scarface,” Mark delved into real estate to sustain himself.

Mark’s notable contribution to the entertainment world includes his portrayal of Hector “Tio” Salamanca in “Breaking Bad,” a role he assumed during the show’s second season. His performance earned him an Emmy nomination in 2012 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series. Mark also graced the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul.”

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