Actor Robert Michael Morris died aged 77

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Robert Michael Morris, the actor who played a flamboyant gay hairdresser on HBO’s The Comeback for two seasons. His colleague Lisa Kudrow described him as an example of a truly good soul. Morris played the role of Mickey Deane during the show’s first season in 2005 then again in 2014 when the show – which had become a cult favorite – was revived for a second season.In all, 21 episodes of the show were made. Morris used to describe his character as a human being without extra focusing on sexuality. But Mickey did eventually formally come out, one episode included a gay kiss. ‘I think there’s a kind of freedom in him, but you’ll notice he doesn’t noticeably change,’ the actor said. ‘He doesn’t start wearing loud colors. I mean, he really likes jewelry, but what’s wrong with a little personal adornment?’ Besides The Comeback, he made guest appearances on Will & Grace, Arrested Development, The Middle, Brothers & Sisters and How I Met Your Mother. He also had a recurring role on the 2010-11 comedy Running Wilde in the role of Will Arnett’s nanny.

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