“Cheers” Actor Roger Rees Dies at Age 71
New York – July 10, 2015 – (Gephardt Daily) – Roger Rees died Friday at age 71. The Tony award winning actor, best known for his roles on “Cheers” and “The West Wing,” passed away at his home from what his agent said, in a press release, was a “brief illness.”
Rees recently had to pull out of his Tony award nominated Broadway play “The Visit” complaining he was feeling ill.
In 1982 Rees earned a Tony award for his performance in “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” in which he starred on both the London and Broadway stages from 1980 to 1982.
The versatile actor is best known for playing multi-millionaire Robin Colcord on the TV comedy “Cheers” and for his role as Lord John Marbury on “The West Wing.”
Additionally Rees could be seen on “My So-Called Life (1994),” playing Claire Danes’ substitute teacher Mr. Racine and played the Sheriff Of Rottingham in Mel Brooks’ “Robin Hood: Men In Tights.”