Dancer Mark Arvin, who had been in a coma since December 2002 following complications from a routine heart procedure, died on Sunday, December 5 in Dallas, Texas. He was 40.

Arvin danced on Broadway in Chicago, Fosse, Swing!, Sweet Smell of Success, and Movin' Out. He also danced with the Houston Ballet for 10 years and created the role of the Bugle Boy in the premiere of Paul Taylor's Company B at the Kennedy Center.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, his father, and four siblings. Arvin is also survived by his partner, Kevin White.