Mira Furlan, Croatian-American actress and singer, has just passed away at the age of 65. Her best-known screen role was as the Minbari ambassador in Babylon 5, a role that she played both boneheadedly and hairily, but always with care and compassion, through five seasons.

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    Oh no, my condolences to her family, friends, and my fellow B5 fans.
    – Graham Lee
    Commented Jan 22, 2021 at 11:12
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    She also had a fairly prominent recurring role on Lost.
    – eshier
    Commented Jan 22, 2021 at 19:05
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    Very sad. Not that many of the B5 cast are left. Here's Delenn at her best. Commented Jan 24, 2021 at 10:58
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    @IanThompson "Be somewhere else." No matter how many times I see that scene, chills every time. She was hardly ever a badass character, mostly being the voice of reason and compassion, so when she does go into threatening mode it's even more effective. Shows off Furlan's acting range too.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 24, 2021 at 11:54
  • @Randal'Thor --- There was also 'You stand for nothing but your own petty interests' in the same episode. A charge that could fairly be placed against many politicians today! Commented Jan 24, 2021 at 21:11
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    @IanThompson The Minbari civil war arc never quite appealed to me as much as some of the other story arcs. I might rethink that after hearing that it (and some of Furlan's lines) were based on the Yugoslavian civil war that she experienced.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Jan 24, 2021 at 21:15
  • @Randal'Thor I also love the scene where she breaks the scepter and The Grey Council (as was prophecized). Commented Dec 7, 2022 at 3:35

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R.I.P. Mira, she's gone to the sea.

There's probably a good few members of this stack who best remember in the role of Delenn in Babylon 5. Looking her up at IMDB, her role as Delenn is the only program/film that I've ever watch with her in.

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