Why in the world would you need to recast an actor in your imagination just because he died in the real world???
I was thinking something recently - one of the DS9 characters in the novels needs to be recast - Joseph Sisko.
Who do you think would be a good choice to replace the late Brock Peters? I'd like to see Morgan Freeman's take on Joseph.
Because if by some miracle the DS9-R books were to be filmed, they'd need to recast Joseph.
It's just a little mental exercise when bored, imagining other people in established roles. Who'd fit and who wouldn't?