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Mira Furlan, who starred as Delenn in Babylon 5 and appeared on the TV series Lost, dies at the age of 65

Mira Furlan, who starred as Delenn in Babylon 5 and appeared on the TV series Lost, dies at the age of 65

  • The actress was born in the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to the US in 1991.
  • She played on Babylon 5 for five seasons from 1993 to 1998
  • The show’s creator, J. Michael Straczynski, paid tribute to her as ‘a good and kind woman’ and ‘an astonishingly talented performer’
  • Furlan also had a recurring role on Lost as Danielle Rousseau from 2004 to 2010

She won a devoted fan as Minbari Ambassador Delenn in the TV series Babylon 5.

And on Thursday, Mira Furlan died at the age of 65.

The news was announced through her official Twitter account.

No cause of death was given.

Mira Furlan, who won a devoted fan as Minbari Ambassador Delenn in the TV series Babylon 5, died Thursday. She was 65

Mira Furlan, who won a devoted fan as Minbari Ambassador Delenn in the TV series Babylon 5, died Thursday. She was 65

The tweet shared the date of her birth and the date of her death, along with a photo of the actress smiling.

It also included a quote from Croatian-born Furlan that read, ‘I’m looking at the stars. It’s a clear night and the Milky Way seems so close. I’m going there later … I’m not afraid. ‘

Her quote concluded: ‘Let me close my eyes and feel the beauty around me. And take that breath under the dark sky full of stars. Breath in breath out. That’s all.’

The news was announced via the actress's official Twitter account and featured a quote from Furlan speaking about her death

The news was announced via the actress's official Twitter account and featured a quote from Furlan speaking about her death

The news was announced via the actress’s official Twitter account and featured a quote from Furlan speaking about her death

The tweet shared her date of birth and the date of her death. No cause of death was given

The tweet shared her date of birth and the date of her death. No cause of death was given

The tweet shared her date of birth and the date of her death. No cause of death was given

The obituary was accompanied by this photo of Furlan. She is survived by her husband, Serbian filmmaker Goran Gajić and their son, Marko Lav Gajić.

The obituary was accompanied by this photo of Furlan. She is survived by her husband, Serbian filmmaker Goran Gajić and their son, Marko Lav Gajić.

The obituary was accompanied by this photo of Furlan. She is survived by her husband, Serbian filmmaker Goran Gajić and their son, Marko Lav Gajić.

Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski retweeted the post along with his own tribute to the star.

“It is a night of great sadness because our friend and comrade had gone down the road where we cannot reach her,” he said.

“But as with all things, we will catch up with her in time, and I believe she will tell us many stories and many new roles to share with the universe.”

Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski shared the sad news via his own Titter feed, saying it was “a night of great sadness.” He also tweeted a moving tribute to Furlan

Straczynski revealed he had known Furlan was in ill health lately but hoped she would get better

Straczynski revealed he had known Furlan was in ill health lately but hoped she would get better

Straczynski revealed he had known Furlan was in ill health lately but hoped she would get better

Straczynski revealed that he had known Furlan was in ill health lately, but hoped she would get better.

“Mira was a good and kind woman, an astonishingly talented performer, and a friend of everyone on the cast and crew of ‘Babylon 5,’ and we are all devastated by the news,” wrote Straczynski.

The cast members she’s been particularly close to since the show’s end need space to process this moment, so please be careful if they don’t respond for a while. We’ve been on this road too many times and it just gets harder. ‘

Born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, Furlan emigrated to the US in 1991. Two years later, she was cast as Delenn in Babylon 5 and remained on the show for five seasons.

Born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, Furlan emigrated to the US in 1991. Two years later, she was cast as Delenn in Babylon 5 and remained on the show for five seasons.

Born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, Furlan emigrated to the US in 1991. Two years later, she was cast as Delenn in Babylon 5 and remained on the show for five seasons.

'Mira was a good and kind woman, an astonishingly talented performer and friend of everyone on the cast and crew of' Babylon 5 ', and we are all devastated by the news,' 'Straczynski shared

'Mira was a good and kind woman, an astonishingly talented performer and friend of everyone on the cast and crew of' Babylon 5 ', and we are all devastated by the news,' 'Straczynski shared

‘Mira was a good and kind woman, an astonishingly talented performer and friend of everyone on the cast and crew of’ Babylon 5 ‘, and we are all devastated by the news,’ ‘Straczynski shared

In 2004 she was cast as Danielle Rousseau in the Fox TV series Lost and appeared in 25 episodes between 2004 and 2010

In 2004 she was cast as Danielle Rousseau in the Fox TV series Lost and appeared in 25 episodes between 2004 and 2010

In 2004 she was cast as Danielle Rousseau in the Fox TV series Lost and appeared in 25 episodes between 2004 and 2010

Furlan is survived by her husband, Serbian filmmaker Goran Gajić and their son, Marko Lav Gajić.

Born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, Furlan emigrated to the US in 1991.

Two years later, she was cast as Delenn in Babylon 5 and remained on the show for five seasons until its end in 1998.

In 2004 she was cast as Danielle Rousseau on the Fox TV series Lost and appeared in 25 episodes between 2004 and 2010.

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