– Mark Margolis, an accomplished actor, passed away at 77
– Bryan Cranston pays tribute to his Breaking Bad co-star
– Margolis played the character Hector “Tio” Salamanca on the hit show
Mark Margolis, a highly respected actor known for his work in both film and television, passed away on February 25 at the age of 77. One of Margolis’ most memorable roles was the portrayal of Hector “Tio” Salamanca on the popular TV series “Breaking Bad.” The show’s lead actor, Bryan Cranston, expressed his condolences and paid tribute to his former co-star.
Cranston took to Instagram to share a poignant message about Margolis, stating, “I’m saddened today by the loss of our fellow Breaking Bad comrade, Mark Margolis.” He went on to praise Margolis for his exceptional performance as Tio, a character that terrified many viewers while managing to garner empathy. Cranston added, “Mark created not only an iconic character, but a formidable career in film and TV.”
Mark Margolis’ work in the entertainment industry spanned over four decades. In addition to his role in “Breaking Bad,” he appeared in numerous other television shows and films, including “Oz,” “The Affair,” “Billions,” “Better Call Saul,” and “The Wrestler.” Margolis was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Hector Salamanca in 2012 and continued to make a significant impact on the entertainment world throughout his career.
Many fans and fellow actors have expressed their sadness and condolences after learning about Margolis’ passing. His work as Hector “Tio” Salamanca on “Breaking Bad” will undoubtedly continue to be remembered as one of the show’s most iconic characters.