Mark Margolis: Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul actor dies at 83


Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul veteran actor Mark Margolis has died at the age of 83, according to his relatives.

In both series, he was known as Hector Salamanca, a drug cartel member who uses a wheelchair after suffering a stroke.

He died Thursday in a New York City hospital after a brief illness, according to his son.

Margolis has appeared in films such as Scarface and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, as well as the HBO series Oz.

In an Emmy-nominated performance, Margolis played Salamanca, an ultra-violent criminal.

who is unable to talk and communicates only through bells and facial gestures.

The Breaking Bad Facebook account posted a tribute to him: "We join the millions of fans mourning the passing of the enormously talented Mark Margolis,

Who - with his eyes, a bell and very few words - turned Hector Salamanca into one of the most unforgettable characters in the history of television.