Breaking Bad actor Mark Margolis passes away, leaving behind a legacy

Kelly Taylor

Mark Margolis, who was known for Breaking Bad, sadly passed away on Thursday.

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Mark Margolis’ demise

His most notable early performance as a character actor portraying mobsters and villains was in the 1983 film Scarface, where he played Alberto.

Mark’s notable work

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Before appearing in the Oscar-winning Brian de Palma movie "Scarface," he secured a role on CBS' "Kojak" in 1977.

Mark’s first movie

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Mark was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Hector "Tio" Salamanca,lethal Mexican cartel leader, in the television shows "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul.”

Accolades for his shows

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Margolis will always be remembered, though, for "Breaking Bad."

“Breaking Bad” was life changing

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Margolis played the cartel leader Hector "Tio" Salamanca, who suffered a nearly fatal stroke in the course of the movie and was largely silent.

Mark’s role in Breaking Bad

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For his performance as Salamanca, Margolis was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2012.

Emmy nomination

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After a brief illness, the well-known artist passed away on Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, according to Morgan Margolis, his son.

Cause of death

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He wrapped up his career with the show on August 3, 2023, at age 83, during a live performance with Kim Christiansen, leaving fans in awe of his performance for the very last time.

Died at 83

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