Mark Krasnoff played the sassy, been-around-the-block Cajun drifter in Day of the Dead. An authentic Cajun-Choctaw, he brought style and grit to the part, and took producer Fred Greenhalgh on a harrowing tour of post-Katrina New Orleans in the March Fred spent recording the drama.
Mark’s love of New Orleans and commitment to the native people to Louisiana was rivaled by none. Yet, post-disaster depression left him in an awful state and he died of an apparent suicide in mid-September 2006. His presence will be sorely missed by many, and his excellence and generosity working for FinalRune Productions will never be forgotten.
Fred wrote a poem in Mark’s memory, that is not based on factual information. He also stumbled across a tribute to Mark Krasnoff on the web, and knows that many of New Orleans’ artists, actors and filmmakers miss his eye for the real and gripping presence on and off the stage. Prior to his death, Mark ran a school for actors in New Orleans. Some tidbits and trivia about his life are online at the IMDB.