TV & Broadway Star Roger Rees Dies — Famed 'Cheers' & 'Nicholas Nickleby' Actor Dead At 71

TV & Broadway’s Roger Rees

‘Nicholas Nickleby’ Star

Dies At 71

7/11/2015 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0711-roger-rees-GETTY-01Roger 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.