US actor and comic Mike Batayeh, finest recognized for his function within the hit collection Breaking Unhealthy, has handed away on the age of 52. His household knowledgeable TMZ that he died in his sleep on June 1 at his Michigan dwelling, following a coronary heart assault. Batayeh had no recognized historical past of coronary heart issues, and his household described his passing as sudden.
In an announcement, the household mentioned, “He might be drastically missed by those that cherished him” and others who loved his profession. Batayeh appeared in three episodes of Breaking Unhealthy in 2011, taking part in Dennis Markowski, the supervisor of Lavandería Brillante industrial laundromat, which was a entrance for a big meth lab operation.
Batayeh’s profession additionally included appearances in movies corresponding to American Dreamz and Detroit Unleaded, in addition to TV reveals like The Bernie Mac Present and CSI: Miami. He offered voice performing for X-Males: Days of Future Previous. Batayeh is survived by 5 siblings and a big prolonged household, as said in a web-based obituary.
Tributes from colleagues and co-stars have been pouring in. Hollywood director and buddy Rola Nashef wrote on Fb, “A devastating lack of an enormous life – Mike Batayeh, you have been everyone’s buddy. And I imply everyone. There isn’t an individual that I launched you to or a waitress that took our order whom you didn’t make snort, suppose, encourage and root for.”
Yorg Kerasiotis, Batayeh’s co-star in Detroit Unleaded, wrote, “You have been the celebrity we all the time admired and one of many funniest males I’ve ever recognized. Please relaxation in peace.”