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RIP Stephen Furst

WORFWORF The Burninator
This just appeared on his Facebook page :(
Actor and comedian Stephen Furst died on June 16, 2017 due to complications from diabetes.

Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing.

To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. He intensely believed that laugher is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now.

If you knew him personally, remember his gift for lighting up a room. And no matter who you are, when you think of Steve, instead of being sad, celebrate his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh - really, really hard.


His sons Nathan and Griffith Furst


  • TycoTyco Ranger Texas
    I JUST saw this. Rest in peace, Vir. Many friends await you beyond the rim.
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
  • As I said in my Facebook post....Vir was who we all wanted to be if we were everymen in that universe.

  • DarthCaligulaDarthCaligula Elite Ranger
    He was absolutely wonderful when I met him a few years ago in Pheonix.
  • A2597A2597 Fanboy
    Just came to post this.

    Another B5 great passes beyond the rim. :(
  • PJHPJH The Lovely Thing
    edited June 19
    Just found out from Claudia Christian's Facebook page. I can't believe yet another one of the B5 cast is gone and much too early again. It seems almost like a curse, unbelievable. Soon there's no-one left anymore at this rate. Almost all of the male main cast members are gone already now. I think there's now only Peter Jurasik, Bill Mumy and Bruce Boxleitner left. :(
  • croxiscroxis I am the walrus
    Mira Furlan
  • I don't think any of the women leads have died. Mira, Claudia, Tracy Scoggins, Pat Tallman, Andrea Thompson, whoever played Na'Toth, are all still alive.

    But yeah, the male leads? :(

    Fear not though, Byron is still alive.
  • DarthCaligulaDarthCaligula Elite Ranger
    edited June 20
    Hey, Robin Atkin Downes is a pretty cool guy from what I've seen. He did a kick ass job as Miller in Metal Gear. After reading the scripts, I really think the problem was with the writing, and that if there's anything you like about Byron, it's probably because of Robin's portrayal.
  • PJHPJH The Lovely Thing
    Ummmm.... where's the "reply to" -button so you can quote someone?

    @croxis What about Mira Furlan?

    Yeah, Robin Atkin Downes is alive of course, but he was not main cast. Jason Carter however could be counted as main cast too I think. Afterall he was in 45 episodes.
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