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Roger Rees, Tony winner and Robin Colcord on 'Cheers,' dies

Roger Rees, Tony winner and Robin Colcord on 'Cheers,' dies

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. Rees played the snobbish Robin Colcord on TV's "Cheers" — he was known for his condescending remarks and rivalry with Sam Malone and for dating Rebecca Howe — and the British ambassador, Lord John Marbury, in "The West...

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