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

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

Mira Furlan, who starred as Delenn in Babylon 5 and appeared in TV series Lost, dies at 65The actress was born in the former Yugoslavi

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

  • The actress was born in the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to the U.S. in 1991 
  • She starred 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 ‘a stunningly talented performer’
  • Furlan also had a recurring role on Lost as Danielle Rousseau from 2004 to 2010 

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

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

The news was announced via her official Twitter account.

No cause of death was given. 

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

Mira Furlan, who won a devoted fan following 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 showing the actress laughing.

It also included a quote by the Croatian-born Furlan which read: ‘I look at the stars. It’s a clear night and the Milky Way seems so near. That’s where I’ll be going soon…. I am not afraid.’

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

The news was announced via the actress' official Twitter account and included a quote from Furlan in which she spoke about her death

The news was announced via the actress’ official Twitter account and included a quote from Furlan in which she spoke about her death

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

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

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

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

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

‘It is a night of great sadness, for our friend and comrade had gone down the road where we cannot reach her,’ he shared.

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

The creator of Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczynski shared the sad news via his own Titter feed and said it was 'a night of great sadness'. He also tweeted a touching tribute to Furlan

The creator of Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczynski shared the sad news via his own Titter feed and said it was ‘a night of great sadness’. He also tweeted a touching tribute to Furlan

Straczynski revealed that he had known Furlan had been in poor health lately but had hoped she would improve

Straczynski revealed that he had known Furlan had been in poor health lately but had hoped she would improve

Straczynski revealed that he had known Furlan had been in poor health lately but had hoped she would improve. 

‘Mira was a good and kind woman, a stunningly talented performer, and a friend to everyone in the cast and crew of ‘Babylon 5,’ and we are all devastated by the news,’ Straczynski wrote. 

‘The cast members with whom she was especially close since the show’s end will need room to process this moment, so please be gentle if they are unresponsive for a time. We have been down this road too often, and it only gets harder.’  

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

Furlan, who was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, emigrated to the U.S. 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, a stunningly talented performer, and a friend to everyone in the cast and crew of 'Babylon 5,' and we are all devastated by the news,' Straczynski shared

‘Mira was a good and kind woman, a stunningly talented performer, and a friend to everyone in 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

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

Furlan, who was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia, emigrated to the U.S. 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 in the Fox TV series Lost and appeared in 25 episodes between 2004 and 2010.  

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