Michael Kopsa, an actor who appeared on “X-Files” and “Fringe” among many other titles, has passed away, according to his talent agent Jamie Levitt. He was 66 years old.
Kupsa, who had a brain tumor, died Sunday morning, Levitt said.
In an honest statement he provided to CNN, Levitt said Copsa had been a client for more than 20 years and described him as “a force in our community not only as an actor but as an artist, painter, musician, and human being.”
With over 225 credits to his name, the prolific Canadian actor was respected by colleagues and had a strong work ethic. Levitt said that after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, he had to walk away from the project and “his concern for me shocked me.”
“Sorry, I am unable to come to us,” Levitt wrote in her statement.
Lucia Frangion, actress and ex-wife of Copsa, also shared the news of his death, writing Instagramthat he was a “present and loving father” to their daughter Nora.
She wrote, “I will miss you dearly my dear friend and co-parent.”
Hallmark Channel paid tribute to Kopsa on social media as well, writing Instagram That he was “a friend and colleague to many” and “always in our hearts”.
Kopsa has appeared in several Hallmark TV movies during his career, including “Christmas Under the Stars” in 2019 and “Love in the Forecast” in 2020.