Roger Rees, of Cheers and The West Wing, Dead at 71

Roger Rees Dead

Roger Rees, who rose to fame and scored a Tony Award and an Emmy nomination as the title character in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, died Friday in New York City. He was 71.

Rees was best known by U.S. audiences for playing millionaire Robin Colcord, boyfriend of Kirstie Alley’s Rebecca, on Cheers, and British ambassador Lord John Marbury on The West Wing.

Rees’ other TV credits included Boston Common, M.A.N.T.I.S., episodes of Forever, The Good Wife and Elementary, and an arc on Warehouse 13.

Check out a few of Rees’ memorable TV scenes below, then share your memories in the comments.


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