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04th Aug 2023

Breaking Bad star Mark Margolis dead

Joseph Loftus

Mark Margolis has sadly died.

The legenendary actor, Marc Margolis, has sadly passed away at the age of 83.

The actor, who was known for roles in Scarface and Requiem for a Dream, died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City following a short illness.

Margolis, who was a protege of Stella Adler, featured in countless classic films and TV shows, however to younger audiences his most famous role came as the silent bell ringing drug runner, Hector Salamanca, in Breaking Bad.

Margolis, who didn’t speak Spanish, made his Breaking Bad debut on the second episode of the second season.

His character, Hector Salamanca, is paralyzed and can only use facial expressions and an iconic bell to communicate.

In the season four finale comes Hector’s most memorable moment as he takes revenge on his arch enemy in a literal suicide mission.

Margolis was praised for his performance in the role and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor back in 2012.

Margolis’ wife and son were at his bedside at the moment of his death on Friday.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, his son Morgan, and three grandsons.

Rest in peace.