RIP: Babylon 5 Star and Lost Actress Mira Furlan Passes Away


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Babylon 5 Star and Lost Actress Mira Furlan Passes Away

 

Mira Furlan, the actress who played Minbari Ambassador Delenn on the sci-fi series Babylon 5, has passed away. She was 65 years old. The creator of Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczynski, confirmed the news on Twitter. He also shared a lengthy tribute to Furlan.

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In his letter, Straczynski touched upon Furlan’s history as an actress in Croatia who was forced to flee the Croatian War of Independence with her husband, director Goran Gajić. Despite threats against her life, Furlan had remained as part of a traveling theater group in the midst of war. Regardless, Furlan downplayed her actions, according to Straczynski.

 

“I expressed my admiration for her courage, but she shrugged and waved it off,” wrote Straczynski. “‘What’s the worst that could have happened? Yes, they could have killed me. So what? Art should have no borders.'”

 

Furlan also drew upon her personal history when she portrayed Delenn for five seasons on Babylon 5. Her other notable genre roles also included Danielle Rousseau on Lost and Silver Sable on Spider-Man: The Animated Series. However, her roles weren’t limited to sci-fi and fantasy. She also appeared in NCIS, with films roles in With Mom, Twice Born, The Abandoned, and Cirkus Columbia.

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margrave

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Zathras5

Not another Babylon 5-er. rip

 

I never realized she played that character on Lost until just now.

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DocM

Her manager reports the cause of death was complications of West Nile Virus. It's mosquito-borne, and there's no vaccine. About 1 in 150-175 get seriously ill.

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C:Amie

Very sad to hear. RIP. :(

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