Monday, September 11, 2017

Mark LaMura Dead at 68

Emmy Award nominated actor Mark LaMura, who was best knownfor his long run as Mark Dalton on All My Children, passed away on Monday after a nearly two-year battle with lung cancer. He was 68.

LaMura joined the cast of All My Children in 1977 as Erica Kane's brotehr, and played role until 1989. He returned for special guest appearances in 1994, 1995 and 2005.

Susan Lucci, who played Erica on All My Children, posted her thoughts on Instagram.

"How can this be? I just received the shocking and deeply saddening news that wonderful Mark LaMura has passed away!" Lucci wrote. "Mark played my brother Mark on All My Children--he was such a talented and accomplished actor/ a bright and charming presence in all our AMC lives--and a really great guy. Mark was loved and he will be missed! RIP, my friend.🙏❤️🙏"

LaMura went on to makes appearances on As the World Turns (as Vic Robinson) and One Life to Live (as Douglas Kline).

LaMura earned an M.F.A. in Acting from Kent State's School of Theatre and Dance in 2000.

LaMura appeared on Broadway in "Dinner at Eight" and as the Pharoah in the national tour of "Aida."

His other TV credits included Army Wives, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Sopranos, Damages and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Check out some of LaMura's All My Children work in the clips below.

- WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Mark LaMura Interview (2012)
- FLASHBACK: Erica Kane Goes To The Disco (1979)

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