Mira Furlan, best known for playing Delin in “Babylon 5” and Danielle Rousseau in “Lost”, died on Wednesday. She was 65 years old.
Her Twitter account announced the news on Thursday, and J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of “Babylon 5”, paid tribute to the actress later that night.
-Mira Furlan (@FurlanMira) January 22, 2021
Straczynski said that although the cause of death has not yet been revealed, the cast and crew of “Babylon 5” “have known that Mira’s health is declining for some time.” He wrote: “We have always hoped that she would have Progress.”
However, Straczynski said that he later received a call from “Babylon No. 5” co-star Peter Ulasik, saying that Fran’s husband, director Goran Gagic, was “taking her home.” .
He wrote: “Mira is a kind and kind woman, a talented performer, and a friend of everyone in the’Babylon 5’actors and staff. We are all caught by this The news was shocking.” “Since the end of the show, actors who are particularly close to her will need to make room for this moment, so if they don’t respond for a while, please stay gentle. We often go this way, and only It will get harder and harder.”
This is a very sad night, because our friends and comrades have embarked on a path where we cannot approach her. But, like everything, we will catch up with her in time, I believe she will have many stories to tell us, and many new characters to share with the universe. pic.twitter.com/HyQlqyC19v
-J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) January 22, 2021
Furlan was born in the former Yugoslavia and has performed on multiple stages. He was a member of the Croatian National Theater and moved to the United States in 1991. Together with the space opera “Babylon 5”, she became Minbari’s ambassador for the space station. It was released in 1993 and will continue to play the leading role throughout the five seasons of the series. In 2004, she made her debut on the ABC’s super-popular single “Lost”. She was a scientist at Danielle Rousseau. She was on the show 16 years before the crash of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815. Was killed on the mysterious island. .
Furlan continued to act until last year, accumulating dozens of honors in film and television during her lifetime. Her film works include Emir Kusturica’s Oscar-nominated “When Father is on a Business Trip”, “The Beauty of Sin”, “Three Happiness” and “The Jaws of Life”.
She was survived by Gajic and their son Marco Raf Gajic.