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Martin Mull Dies: Roseanne’ & ‘Fernwood 2 Nite’ Star Was 80

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Martin Mull, the actor known for his roles as Colonel Mustard in "Clue," Leon Carp on "Roseanne," and his starring role in Norman Lear's "Fernwood 2 Nite," passed away on Thursday at the age of 80. His daughter, Maggie Mull, an executive producer on "Family Guy," announced the news, sharing that he died at home after a prolonged illness. Maggie Mull remembered her father as a multi-talented creative and humorist, noting his fondness for making jokes, even about his work in Red Roof Inn commercials.

Martin Mull's last role was in Apple TV+'s "The Afterparty." In addition to his on-screen work, Mull had a significant career in voice acting, contributing to shows like "American Dad!," "Danny Phantom," "Teamo Supremo," and "Family Dog," as well as the 2005 feature "Hopeless Pictures." He also made guest appearances in voice roles on popular series such as "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," "Bob’s Burgers," "Dexter’s Laboratory," and "The Wild Thornberrys."

Mull was also known for his musical comedy and stand-up albums. Among his releases, two albums, "I’m Everyone I Ever Loved" (1977) and "Sex & Violins" (1978), made it onto the Billboard 200 chart. He also released a compilation album titled "No Hits, Four Errors: The Best of Martin Mull and Your Living Room," which featured the single "Dueling Tubas." This parody of "Dueling Banjos" from "Deliverance" reached the Billboard Hot 100 for a few weeks in 1973.

Martin Mull leaves behind a legacy cherished by his family, friends, and colleagues.


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