"Cheers" actor, Roger Rees, dead at 71

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    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." ...

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    I loved him on "Cheers!" RIP. Thanks for the entertainment!
     

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