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Farewell…Roger Rees

Roger Rees, Actor

State and screen actor Roger Rees passed away Friday evening after a brief illness. He was 71.

While many know him for the time he spent on the stage, from his groundbreaking leading role in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and most recently of “The Visit” on Broadway, Rees also had memorable roles on TV.

He played Robin Colcord, boyfriend of Rebecca on Cheers from 1989-1993. Rees also played the the memorable role of British Ambassador to the US Lord John Marbury on The West Wing. Rees also appeared on other TV series in the past several years, including stints on Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Warehouse 13 and The Good Wife.

Rest in Peace Mr. Rees.

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