Fox News reports that Robert Morse, the Tony Award-winning actor, has died at the age of 90.
Morse’s passing has been confirmed by the BRS/Gage talent agency. Morse is said to have “died peacefully” at his home in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday, April 20.
The cause of his passing is unclear. BRS/Gage has simply said that the death occurred “after a brief illness.”
Morse’s acting career extends all the way back to the 1950s when he first appeared on Broadway. About a decade later, in the 1960s, Morse was able to score some roles in some comedies that Hollywood was producing at the time.
Morse’s career, however, still didn’t really take off. He would return to broadway several times over the years, sometimes playing roles that would later make it onto the television or film screens.
What most people will probably know Morse best for is his role in AMC’s Mad Men, which debuted back in 2007. In that series, he played Bertram Cooper, one of the founding partners of Sterling Cooper.
Morse, during the course of his career, received two Tony Awards: one for his role in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and another one for his role Tru, in which he played Truman Capote.
Morse was also nominated for several Emmys over the years. His most recent nomination was for the best guest actor in a drama series Emmy for his role in Mad Men.
“A beautiful spirit”
Larry Karaszewski, the writer/producer who is currently on the board of governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences posted a tribute to Morse on Twitter.
“A huge talent and a beautiful spirit. Sending love to his son Charlie & daughter Allyn,” Karaszweki wrote. “Had so much fun hanging with Bobby over the years – filming People v OJ & hosting so many screenings (How To Succeed, Loved One, That’s Life).”
The Mad Men Twitter account also put out a tweet that reads, simply, “Robert Morse was one of the greats. Rest in Peace.”
Morse is survived by his five children: his son, Charlie, and his four daughters: Robin, Andrea, Hilary, and Allyn.