‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ Actor Mark Margolis Passes Away

American actor Mark Margolis, who played the character of the vindictive drug runner Hector Salamanca on ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ passed away at the age of 83.

His son, actor, and Knitting Factory Entertainment CEO Morgan Margolis announced that on August 3, 2023, Margolis died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City following a short illness.

The official Facebook account of ‘The Breaking Bad’ made a post in his honor, which read,

“We join millions of fans in mourning the passing of the immensely talented Mark Margolis, who – with his eyes, a bell, and very few words – turned Hector Salamanca into one of the most unforgettable characters in the history of television. He will be missed.”

Margolis acted in movies such as ‘Scarface,’ ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,’ and also was there in the HBO series ‘Oz.’

His acting portfolio also included the films ‘The Cotton Club’ (1984), ‘The Secret of My Success’ (1987), ‘1492: Conquest of Paradise’ (1992), ‘I Shot Andy Warhol’ (1996), ‘Absolute Power’ (1997), ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ (1999), ‘End of Days’ (1999), ‘The Tailor of Panama’ (2001), ‘Hardball’ (2001), ‘Gone Baby Gone’ (2007), ‘Defiance’ (2008) and ‘Stand Up Guys’ (2012).

The Emmy-nominated actor appeared in many TV shows, including ‘Santa Barbara,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Californication,’ ‘Person of Interest,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘The Affair,’ and ‘Your Honor.’

Along with his son, Mark Margolis is succeeded by his wife Jacqueline Margolis, daughter-in-law Heide, grandsons Ben, Aidan, and Henry, his brother and his wife, Jerome and Ann.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that donations in his honor can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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