David Margulies, Veteran Character Actor Who Played the Mayor in Ghostbusters, Dead at 78

Actor David Margulies of Ghostbusters, The Sopranos Dead at 78
David Margulies in Ghostbusters
Columbia Pictures

01/12/2016 AT 03:00 PM EST

David Margulies, a veteran stage and screen actor who memorably played the Mayor of New York in the Ghostbusters movies, has died, his longtime agent, Mary Harden, confirmed to Deadline. He was 78.

Aside from his role as Lenny Clotch – a take-off on real-life New York Mayor Ed Koch – Margulies starred in many films and theater productions.

Other recognizable parts included Tony Soprano's lawyer Neil Mink on The Sopranos and the doctor in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

On Broadway, Margulies – a New York native – appeared in Comedians, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Angels In America, to name a few.

The actor is already being memorialized on social media. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda shared kind words for Margulies on Facebook.

"I got to see him as Roy Cohn in Angels in high school. Unreal," Miranda wrote, sharing a link to an article announcing his death. "A force onstage, a mensch offstage. I will miss him."

Margulies still has two projects set for release this year – a drama called License Plates and a turn as Elie Weisel in the television movie Madoff.
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