TV & Broadway’s Roger Rees
‘Nicholas Nickleby’ Star
Dies At 71
7/11/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Roger Rees, best known for playing Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway and TV … died in New York on Friday.
Rees’ rep says the Tony Award winning star was at his home when he passed after a brief illness. He had been performing up until May when he left his show Broadway show “The Visit” to undergo a medical procedure.
Rees was also famous for film and TV roles — co-starring in “Frida,” “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “The West Wing” and “Cheers.”
He played Robin Colcord on “Cheers” … a British millionaire who dated Kirstie Alley’s character, Rebecca Howe.
Rees was 71.