“You made me laugh, made me cry”: Giancarlo Esposito Mourns Saddening Loss of Better Call Saul Co-Star

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Losing a Hollywood icon is never easy. The entertainment industry is deeply saddened by the passing of Mark Margolis, who was best known for his roles as Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. His co-star, Giancarlo Esposito has paid tribute to his “dear friend and dynamic human,” who passed away at the age of 83.

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Several actors, including Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, and Bryan Cranston, paid tribute to the late actor, who portrayed the evil Hector Salamanca. He died on Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City following a brief illness.

Giancarlo Esposito Mourns Saddening Loss of Better Call Saul Co-Star
Giancarlo Esposito Mourns Saddening Loss of Better Call Saul Co-Star

His heartbreaking death was confirmed by his family, and since then, fans have been remembering the actor’s legendary roles, including the adored television series, Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.  

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Also read: $8M Rich Breaking Bad Star Giancarlo Esposito Blasts Hollywood Studios for Underpaying Actors: “Those days are long past”

Giancarlo Esposito Laments the Saddening Death of Mark Margolis

The entertainment industry is still in shock over the tragic death of renowned actor, Mark Margolis. The acclaimed actor, who died at the age of 83, is best remembered for his outstanding performance as Hector Salamanca in the popular television series, Better Call Saul.

His co-star and dear friend, Giancarlo Esposito, who played the enduring role of Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring (in the Breaking Bad franchise), is among the actors who have been grieving the most as a result of this heartbreaking news.

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Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad

Esposito, who is renowned for his outstanding performances and credits in well-known shows like Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian, and Do the Right Thing, posted on social media to share his grief and pay tribute to his beloved friend and colleague. In a heartfelt post, he discussed his thoughts and memories of working with Margolis, highlighting the significance of the industry’s loss.

He tweeted:

According to the late actor’s son, Morgan Margolis, who provided the information to US media outlets, the Scarface actor passed away on Thursday at a hospital in New York. 

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Giancarlo Esposito Laments the Saddening Death of Mark Margolis
Giancarlo Esposito Laments the Saddening Death of Mark Margolis

He debuted on the big screen in supporting parts in movies like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Glory, and Scarface. Some of the actors who paid tribute to the late actor include Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk, and Dean Norris. 

Also read: Breaking Bad Star Giancarlo Esposito Refused to Meet Cast Before His Explosive Scene With Mark Margolis in His Unforgettable Episode

Honoring Mark Margolis’s Glorious Acting Career

Mark Margolis consistently demonstrated his extraordinary talent throughout his lengthy acting career, which spanned several decades. He captivated audiences with his depth and versatility as an actor, playing everything from Shadow: a Sosa henchman in Scarface to the silent but strong Hector Salamanca in Breaking Bad.

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Mark Margolis
Mark Margolis

A masterful example of his acting prowess was Hector Salamanca’s role in Breaking Bad, which left viewers in awe of his artistry. Margolis was recognized for his work in Breaking Bad with a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 

Additionally, Margolis made a lasting impression on many movies and television shows in addition to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. His work with renowned directors like Darren Aronofsky demonstrated his talent for bringing complex characters to life with unmatched conviction.

Mark Margolis
Mark Margolis

The loss of Mark Margolis leaves a clear void in the entertainment industry.

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We last saw him in the American drama television series, Your Honor, which is currently streaming on Paramount+. Meanwhile, Netflix is streaming his Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. 

Rest in peace, Mark Margolis!  

Also read: $8M Rich Breaking Bad Star Giancarlo Esposito Blasts Hollywood Studios for Underpaying Actors: “Those days are long past”

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