Mira Furlan R.I.P

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  1. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Commodore Commodore

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    https://www.facebook.com/officialjmspage/posts/252956932875916

    Was talked about in the B5 thread, but deserves its own thread.

    Mira Furlan, Delen of Babylon 5, has passed away at 65.
    According to JMS, was sick for a time before.
    This show seems to be a Red Flag of Death, way to many have passed away earlier than they should have.
    Rip, Strong woman, playing a strong woman character.
     
  2. valkyrie013

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  3. Captaindemotion

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    Sad to hear; so many from that show have passed away far too young.
     
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  4. The Nth Doctor

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    This breaks my heart. I might not have been the biggest Delenn fan but I always loved her fiery performance. She brought that same fire to the screen when she was on LOST.

    I loved JMS' tribute and this part in particular stood out:

    “What’s the worst that could have happened? Yes, they could have killed me. So what? Art should have no borders.”

    - Mira to Joe regarding how she toured with a theater group that continued to travel during the Yugoslavia civil war

    Rest in peace, Mira. Your fiery presence will be greatly missed. :(
     
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  5. Neroon

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    Thank you for providing the link to Mira's epitaph. :(
     
  6. Ridcully

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    This is heartbreaking. Always loved her performances, was a big fan of Delenn as well...B5 is the only sci-fi series that I have seen several times.
    Sleep easy in the light Mira.
     
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  7. valkyrie013

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    Thanks to those on the B5 thread for the links.
     
  8. Phily B

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    Seems like 80% of the original main cast are dead.
     
  9. Mage

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    Damn..... That one hits hard..... :(
     
  10. Forbin

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    Just... shattered. :(
     
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  11. DigificWriter

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    This is really sad.

    R.I.P., ambassador.

    Counting the cast of The Gathering, we're sadly down to the following cast members who were with the series from its inception:
    * Tamilyn Tomita (Laurel Takashima)
    * Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander)
    * Jeffrey Willerth (Kosh suit actor)
    * Ardwight Chamberlain (Kosh voice actor)
    * Claudia Christian (Susan Ivanova)
    * Andrea Thompson (Talia Winters)
    * Bill Mumy (Lennier)
    * Caitlyn Brown (Na'Toth)
    * Peter Jurasik (Londo Mollari)
     
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  12. John Clark

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    Just read this on the beeb a little while ago:(

    RIP :(
     
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  14. JD

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    I'm very sad to hear this, I was a big fan of both Delen on Babylon 5, and Danielle Rousseau on Lost.
     
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  15. DS9Continuing

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    Just saw this on Twitter. Jesus, that show is just cursed. RIP wonderful lady.
     
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  17. maneth

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    Bruce Boxleitner (John Sheridan) is thankfully also still alive. Granted, he didn't appear until season 2, but neither Andrea Thompson, Claudia Christian, nor Bill Mumy appeared in The Gathering.

    See you beyond the Rim, Ambassador.
    RIP Mira Furlan
     
  18. Noname Given

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    I was never a big B5 fan, but her character Delenn was great and she played the character well.

    65 is also still way too $#@! young in this day and age.

    RIP and condolences to her family and friends.
     
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  19. Orac Zen

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    Still no words for this. Still gutted.

    Her words - her epitaph - are wonderful.

    Requiescat in pace. In memory ever bright.
     
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  20. DigificWriter

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    I was listing only the surviving cast members from The Gathering and Season 1 because of the poster I quoted using the term "original cast".