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Madonna pays tribute to 'remarkable' Mark Blum as 'Desperately Seeking Susan' co-star dies of coronavirus complications

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Madonna has remembered her Desperately Seeking Human co-star Mark Blum as a "remarkable man" following on from his death at the age of 69 due to complications from the coronavirus.

The singer shared photos from the film, where Blum starred as Gary Glass opposite Madonna's Susan Thomas.

Posting to Instagram, the Like a Prayer hitmaker shared: "I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus.

Mark Blum died of coronavirus complications at the age of 69. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
Mark Blum died of coronavirus complications at the age of 69. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)

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"This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. I remember him as funny warm, loving .and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!!

"Another reminder that this virus is no joke, nothing to be casual about or pretend wont affect us in some way. We need to stay grateful -be hopeful- help each other-and follow the quarantine rules! #covid_19 #markblum #desperatelyseekingsusan."

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Blum's other credits include Crocodile Dundee as well as Netflix hit You.

Meanwhile, his recent Broadway credits included The Assembled Parties, Twelve Angry Men, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and Neil Simon’s Lost In Yonkers.

Madonna has recently addressed the coronavirus pandemic through her social media.

Last week, she posted a video of herself sitting a rose petal strewn bath tub where she dubbed the virus "the great equaliser".

Her comments on social media have attracted criticism from Piers Morgan who has described them as "attention seeking" and urged her to use her platform to raise funds and awareness.

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