Bryan Cranston and More: 'Breaking Bad' Cast Reminiscent of Mark Margolis

Mourning for Mark Margolis: The actor, born in Philadelphia in 1939, died at the age of 83.

Bryan Cranston and More: 'Breaking Bad' Cast Reminiscent of Mark Margolis

Mourning for Mark Margolis: The actor, born in Philadelphia in 1939, died at the age of 83. He died on August 3 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after a short illness, reported the industry magazine "The Hollywood Reporter". In the cult series "Breaking Bad", which aired from 2008 to 2013, Margolis embodied Hector Salamanca - a villain who was confined to a wheelchair and could not speak. Margolis was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2012 for the role. He later returned for several seasons in the spin-off Better Call Saul. The 'Breaking Bad' stars took to social media to pay tribute to their peers following the sad news.

Lead actor Bryan Cranston (67) wrote in an Instagram post about pictures of Margolis: "I am very sad today to learn of the death of a friend. Mark Margolis was a really good actor and a lovely person. Fun and captivating off the beaten track sets, and (in the case of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Your Honor') intimidating and scary on camera." His colleague loved to tell a good joke. "I already miss him. Mark, thank you for your friendship and your extraordinary work."

Bob Odenkirk, 60, who played attorney Saul Goodman, tweeted (now X): "What a powerful presence on camera! Mark made me laugh with his jokes and comments in the van on the way to the set and I wish only that I would have had half his energy and focus when 'Action' was called. Thank you Mark and my condolences to your family."

Luis Moncada (46), who played Salamanca twins Leonel and Marco with his brother, tweeted: "He was a first class guy. [...] We spent a lot of time with him. He told us stories about his early days in New York. Great times. I will always remember our conversations my friend. Rest in peace Mark. We will miss you."

Agent Hank Schrader actor Dean Norris (60) wrote in a tweet: "Sad to hear that Mark Margolis has passed away. Phenomenal actor. Funny guy. Rest in peace. My thoughts are with his family."

Mark Margolis has appeared in numerous major film productions and in theaters over the past few decades. He gained notoriety as Shadow in Brian De Palma's (82) "Scarface" from 1983. This was followed by appearances in "Ace Ventura - A Animal Detective" alongside Jim Carrey (61) and in several films by Darren Aronofsky (54 ) - including in his feature film debut "Pi - System im Chaos", in "Requiem for a Dream", "The Wrestler" or "Black Swan".

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