(*65*) Furlan, finest recognized for her roles as Delenn on “Babylon 5” and Danielle Rousseau on “Lost,” died on Wednesday. She was 65.
Her Twitter account introduced the information on Thursday, and “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski posted a tribute to the actress later that evening.
— (*65*) Furlan (@Furlan(*65*)) January 22, 2021
While a explanation for demise has but not been revealed, Straczynski stated the cast and crew of “Babylon 5” had “recognized for a while now that Mira’s well being was fading.” “We stored hoping that she would enhance,” he wrote. “In a bunch electronic mail despatched to the cast some time again, I heard that she is perhaps enhancing.”
However, Straczynski stated he later received the decision from “Babylon 5” co-star Peter Jurasik that Furlan’s husband, director Goran Gajić, was “bringing her house.”
“(*65*) was an excellent and sort girl, a stunningly gifted performer, and a pal to everybody within the cast and crew of ‘Babylon 5,’ and we’re all devastated by the information,” he wrote. “The cast members with whom she was particularly shut because the show’s finish will want room to course of this second, so please be light if they’re unresponsive for a time. We have been down this street too typically, and it solely will get more durable.”
It is an evening of nice unhappiness, for our pal and comrade had gone down the street the place we can’t attain her. But as with all issues, we’ll meet up with her in time, and I imagine she can have many tales to inform us, and plenty of new roles to share with the universe. pic.twitter.com/HyQlqyC19v
— J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) January 22, 2021
Furlan was born within the former Yugoslavia, the place she had a variety of stage roles and was a part of the Croatian National Theatre, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1991. She joined area opera “Babylon 5” as Delenn, the Minbari ambassador to the titular area station, in 1993, and would go on to star within the sequence for its full 5 seasons. In 2004, she made her debut in ABC’s megahit “Lost” as Danielle Rousseau, a scientist who’d been shipwrecked on the show’s mysterious island 16 years earlier than the crash of the Oceanic Flight 815. She recurred all through the sequence over its subsequent few seasons.
Furlan continued to behave by way of final yr, and racked up dozens of credit throughout movie and TV all through her life. Her movie credit embrace Emir Kusturica’s Oscar-nominated “When Father Was Away on Business,” “Beauty of Vice,” “Three For Happiness” and “In the Jaws of Life.”
She is survived by Gajić and their son, Marko Lav Gajić.