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Actors and fans pay tribute to Roger Rees after death at 71

11 July 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Welshman best known on television for his roles in Cheers and The West Wing died at his home in New York

Tributes have been paid to the stage and screen actor Roger Rees, whose death at the age of 71 was announced by his agent in New York on Saturday.

On television, Rees was best known for his part in the 1980s sitcom Cheers as Robin Colcord, the millionaire who pursued Kirstie Alley as Rebecca, and as British ambassador Lord John Marbury in the political drama The West Wing. Rees also had recurring roles in sitcom Singles, and recently appeared in Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Wife.

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Woke to the sad news of Roger Rees's death. Here he is w/ Michael Williams in Trevor Nunn's 1976 RSC Comedy of Errors

Brilliant actor, »

- Tracy McVeigh

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