Vachik Mangassarian



Vachik Mangassarian, a character actor who appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Mentalist” has died of Covid-19 complications, according to his manager. He was 78.

Mangassarian was vaccinated, his manager Valerie McCaffrey told NBC News.

He had posted several anti-vaccine and anti-President Joe Biden memes on his Facebook in recent months.

McCaffrey didn’t offer a comment on the posts beyond saying Tuesday: “Just be aware, Vachik had a sense of humor.”

He had recently been filming the movie “Moving On,” starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, and had also shared photos of him and the actresses on his Facebook page.