Death of Roger Rees

May 5, 1944 - July 10, 2015
New York City, New York | Age 71

Tony winner and Robin Colcord on 'Cheers,' dies
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By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press

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.


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