Mike Batayeh, ‘Breaking Bad’ Actor and Comedian, Dead at 52

Mike Batayeh, ‘Breaking Bad’ Actor and Comedian, Dead at 52
Actor Mike Batayeh during a portrait session on day five of the 9th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 13, 2012 (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF)

Mike Batayeh, a comedian and actor who played laundromat manager Dennis Markowski in “Breaking Bad,” has died, his manager confirmed to CNN.

He was 52.

The news was first reported by TMZ, citing Batayeh’s sister, who told the outlet her brother suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in Michigan on June 1.

“He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and his great ability to bring laughter and joy to so many,” Batayeh’s family said in a statement.

His TV credits over the years include appearances in “CSI: Miami,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” He appeared in multiple episodes of “Breaking Bad” in 2011 and 2012.

A memorial service is planned for Batayeh in Plymouth, Michigan next week, according to his manager.

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