Beloved Comedian and Actor Martin Mull Dies at 80

Beloved Comedian and Actor Martin Mull Dies at 80

Renowned comedian and television star Martin Mull, celebrated for his roles in Clue and Roseanne, has died at the age of 80. His daughter, Maggie Mull, announced the sad news on Instagram on Friday, June 28.

“I am heartbroken to share that my father passed away at home on June 27th, after a valiant fight against a long illness,” Maggie Mull revealed in her emotional post. She remembered her father’s exceptional talent across various creative disciplines and humorously noted his work in Red Roof Inn commercials, adding, “He would find that joke funny.”

Maggie’s heartfelt tribute continued, highlighting her father’s enduring humor and the profound impact he had on those around him. “He was never not funny,” she wrote. “My dad will be deeply missed by his wife and daughter, by his friends and coworkers, by fellow artists and comedians and musicians, and—the sign of a truly exceptional person—by many, many dogs.”

The touching caption was accompanied by a black and white photo of Martin Mull relaxing on a recliner sofa, one hand in the air, playfully tickling his pet dog with the other. Maggie concluded the post with a poignant statement: “I loved him tremendously.”

Martin Mull’s illustrious career began in the 1970s with his standout performance in the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman series and its spinoffs, Fernwood 2 Night and America 2 Night. His unique comedic style and versatility quickly earned him a devoted following.

Mull’s talent extended beyond his iconic roles in Clue and Roseanne. He was an Emmy-nominated actor known for his performance in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and numerous guest appearances on various television shows. His contributions to the entertainment industry spanned decades, leaving an indelible mark on comedy and television.

Colleagues and fans alike remember Mull not only for his comedic genius but also for his warmth and kindness. Fellow comedian and close friend, Jane Lynch, expressed her sorrow on social media, writing, “Martin was a true legend. His humor was unparalleled, and his generosity of spirit touched everyone who knew him. He will be deeply missed.”

As the entertainment world mourns the loss of Martin Mull, his legacy as a comedic trailblazer and beloved figure endures. His remarkable ability to bring joy and laughter to countless lives ensures that his memory will live on, cherished by family, friends, and fans around the world.