Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk and more pay a touching tribute to Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul actor Mark Margolis.
It was announced this morning that beloved actor Mark Margolis had died at the age of 83. Although Margolis appeared in countless movies and TV shows, it’s safe to say that he’s best known for playing Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Many of the talent behind those shows have taken to social media to pay tribute to Mark Margolis, including Bryan Cranston and Bob Odenkirk.
Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston paid tribute to Mark Margolis on Instagram, saying, “I am very saddened today to learn of a friend’s passing. Mark Margolis was a really good actor and a lovely human being. Fun and engaging off the set, and (in the case of Breaking Bad and Your Honor) intimidating and frightening on set. His quiet energy belied his mischievous nature and curious mind… And he loved sharing a good joke. I miss him already. Rest now, Mark and thank you for your friendship and your exceptional body of work.“
Bob Odenkirk added his own tribute on Twitter. “A powerful screen presence!” wrote the Better Call Saul star. “Mark made me laugh in the van on the way to set with his jokes and comments and I only hope I have half his energy and focus when ‘Action’ was shouted. Thank you, Mark, and condolences to your family.” Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould added, “Absolutely devastated to hear that we’ve lost Mark Margolis. Mark was brilliant, funny, a raconteur with a million stories. I miss him already.“
The official Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul Twitter accounts also remembered Mark Margolis: “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.“
In addition to his work on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Mark Margolis is also known for roles in Scarface, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Hannibal, The Fountain and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also played Antonio Nappa on HBO’s Oz, which I think I’ll be firing up tonight.