On June 17, 2017, Stephen Furst passed away at the age of 63 after complications with diabetes.

While most obituaries highlighted his role as Flounder in the movie Animal House, science fiction fans are more likely to remember him for being on Babylon 5 playing the role of Vir Cotto, diplomatic attaché and later emperor of the Centauri. He was also the voice of Booster and other characters in the TV show Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.

Let's not forget too that Stephen Furst had many additional years of life, thanks to the generosity of a fan who anonymously donated their kidney to him.

Vir Cotto: A hell of a life.
Lennier: [smiles] …you win.

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RIP Mr Furst. Unlike Mr Morden, you will be missed.

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    Great minds think alike
    – Valorum
    Jun 18, 2017 at 20:59

A great acting talent and the perfect actor for the role of Vir. RIP.

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    Ah, but in my answer you can actually see the movement :-)
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jun 18, 2017 at 21:01
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    @Randal'Thor - Mine has sound.
    – Valorum
    Jun 18, 2017 at 21:02

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