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Roger Rees Dead - 'Cheers & 'West Wing' Actor Dies at 71

Roger Rees Dead - 'Cheers & 'West Wing' Actor Dies at 71

Stage and screen actor Roger Rees has sadly died at the age of 71.

The actor died on Friday night (July 10) at his home “after brief illness,” his rep told the New York Times.

Roger was starring on Broadway in the new Tony-nominated musical The Visit alongside Chita Rivera just a few months ago, but had to leave the production when he got sick. Best known for his roles as Robin Colcord on Cheers and John Marbury on The West Wing, he also won a Tony Award back in the 1980s.

Roger is survived by his husband, playwright Rick Elice. We send our thoughts and condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • auntlisa364

    i remember him from the movie “star 80″ and i believe he played prince charles in a movie. rest in peace, roger.

  • CarolJRoberson
  • Heather

    This is so sad! I met Roger at the stage door for ‘Waiting for Godot’ and he was so friendly. Such a tragic loss. RIP, Roger!

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  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 Christopher I. Gomes

    Rip I remember him from my so called life as the substitute teacher… Sad we are losing a lot of people this week. Rip Omar Shariff as well. My mom loved dr. zhivago

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  • jonathan black

    I really enjoyed him as an actor had no trouble playing it serious to comedic

    RIP

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