07-11-2015, 12:38 PM #1
"Cheers" actor, Roger Rees, dead at 71
Roger Rees, Tony winner and Robin Colcord on 'Cheers,' dies
By MARK KENNEDY, AP
1 hour ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Rees, the lanky Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who made his mark onstage as Nicholas Nickleby and later played English multi-millionaire Robin Colcord on the TV show "Cheers," has died. He was 71.
Rees died Friday night at his home in New York after a brief illness, said his representative, Rick Miramontez. Rees had abruptly left "The Visit" on Broadway in late May to undergo a medical procedure.
"The world has lost a great actor, gentleman and soul," said Chita Rivera, Rees' co-star in "The Visit." ''I have lost a beautiful new friend, one I was looking forward to spending exciting valuable time with." ...
07-18-2015, 03:31 PM #2
I loved him on "Cheers!" RIP. Thanks for the entertainment!"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
- John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany
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