Ghostbusters Mayor & Broadway Vet David Margulies Passes Away At 78

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This is so sad.

According to a report in Broadway World, longtime stage and screen actor David Margulies passed away on Monday. He was 78 years old.

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The report doesn’t indicate a cause of death, or whether Margulies had been battling health issues, but the actor had been working recently.

According to IMDB, Margulies had just completed filming for a movie called License Plates, and was part of a TV movie that is apparently currently filming, called Madoff.

For that role, Margulies was playing famous author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, who lost his life savings to Bernie Madoff‘s infamous Ponzi schemes.

Across his long career on screen and on Broadway, Margulies may be best known in popular culture for his roles in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II — where he portrayed the mayor of New York — and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, where he played a doctor examining Jim Carrey‘s Ace.

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Margulies got his start on Kojak in the 1970s, and also appeared in notable films and TV shows like 9 1/2 Weeks, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Sopranos, where he portrayed Tony Soprano’s attorney, Neil Mink.

On Broadway, Margulies had credits from the mid-1970s through the early 2000s.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

[Image via Columbia Pictures.]

Jan 12, 2016 3:35pm PDT

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