Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Marcus D’Amico, Laura Linney and Chloe Webb in Tales of the City (Channel 4)
Tales of the City star Marcus D’Amico has died at the age of 55.
The actor originated the role of Michael 'Mouse' Tolliver on the beloved 1993 miniseries, about a group LGBTQs in San Francisco.
In an email to Queerty, D’Amico's sister Melissa confirmed he died of pneumonia while surrounded by family in Oxfordshire, England, on 16 December.
"I lost my beautiful brother"
From the Instagram profile of her talent agency, she also posted a photo of D'Amico, saying in a caption: "Not only have I lost my beautiful brother but the world has lost an incredibly talented actor and director.
"Words cannot express how much I miss him."
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Famous for his stage work, D’Amico was Olivier Award-nominated for his turn in Angels In America in 1992. He played Hand Job in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 military film Full Metal Jacket, and also appeared in UK TV dramas like Family Affairs and The Bill.
Based on the iconic books by author Armistead Maupin, Tales was revived last year by Netflix, with Looking's Murray Bartlett taking on the role of Mouse.