Known for his roles on ‘Cheers’ and ‘The West Wing,’ the Welsh-born actor died at his house in New York following a brief illness.

VPC.Roger Rees in a scene from the motion picture ‘The Prestige.

Roger Rees, a Welsh-born actor known for roles on Broadway and television basics like Cheers as well as the West Wing, died Friday night.

Rees died at his residence in Nyc after a brief illness, according to his representative, Rick Miramontez, the AP reported.

Rees played several well known roles on US TV shows, including British ambassador, Lord John Marbury, on The West Wing as well as the pretentious millionaire Robin Colcord on Cheers in the 1980s.

On Broadway, Rees played Gomez in The Addams Family and most recently appeared as Anton Schell in The Visit.

The couple started their relationship in the early 80s. On Twitter, “Roger Rees” and “Lord Marbury” were trending Saturday morning as enthusiasts and fellow performers reacted to the news of his death.

Actor, Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted, “Fantastic actor, dear friend and coworker, witty, sort, private man, Roger Rees expired this morning. A space is left that can’t be filled.”