Actor Mark Blum died on Thursday (March 26) at 69 years old due to complications from the novel coronavirus. In honor of her Desperately Seeking Susan co-star, Madonna took to Instagram to remember her old friend, and urge her followers to take the pandemic seriously.
"I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus," she wrote alongside two stills from the 1985 film they starred in together. "This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. I remember him as funny warm, loving .and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!!"