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Emmy-Nominated Actor Mark Margolis from ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul’ Passes Away at 83

Breaking Bad Actor Mark Margolis Dies Aged 83

In a sad turn of events, the entertainment industry mourns the loss of the talented actor Mark Margolis, who passed away at the age of 83. Mark, known for his extensive work in film and television, leaves behind a legacy of unforgettable performances, especially as Hector “Tio” Salamanca in the acclaimed series “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.”

His son, Morgan Margolis, confirmed the news, sharing that Mark peacefully passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family.


Remembering Mark Margolis: A Distinguished Actor’s Journey in Film and Theater

Mark Margolis, born on November 26, 1939, in Philadelphia, Margolis began his acting journey at Temple University before moving to New York City to study under acting teachers Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Barbara Loden. His career thrived on stage with Off-Broadway plays and founding the touring theater company Blue Dome.

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In television, he made impactful appearances in “American Horror Story: Asylum,” “The Affair,” and notably portrayed cartel don Hector “Tio” Salamanca in “Breaking Bad,” earning him an Emmy nomination. In film, he left memorable performances in “Scarface,” “Noah,” “Black Swan,” and others.

Mark Margolis’s Family And Robert Kolker Remembering Him

Robert Kolker, manager of Red Letter Entertainment, pays tribute to the remarkable Mark Margolis.

“He was one of a kind. We won’t see his likes again. He was a treasured client and a lifelong friend. I was lucky to know him.”

Robert Kolker

Margolis leaves behind a loving family, including wife Jacqueline, son Morgan, daughter-in-law Heide, and three grandchildren – Ben, Aidan, and Henry. The family will hold a private memorial and funeral to honor his memory.