Mira Furlan, Actress Known for ‘Lost,’ Dead at 65

by Madison Miller
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Mira Furlan, who is known for playing Danielle Rousseau on “Lost” and Delenn on “Babylon” passed away at the age of 65. On “Lost,” Rousseau was a longstanding character who had been on the show’s island for over a decade after the plane crash.

A tweet from her account on Thursday announced her death with the dates of her birth and death side-by-side. It was accompanied by her last words.

It 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. ‘We’re all star stuff.’ I suddenly remember Delenn’s line from Joe’s script. Not a bad prospect. I am not afraid. In the meantime, 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.”

There have been no more announcements or details from family or friends regarding her passing as of this time. The details of her death are unknown.

Comment from Fellow Actor

However, her fellow “Babylon 5” co-star, J. Michael Straczynski shared a touching post regarding Mira Furlan. He said that he had “known for some time now that Mira’s health was fading.”

He went on to also say, “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. We have been down this road too often, and it only gets harder.”

The Yugoslavian-born actress was once a part of the Croatian National Theatre. She was born in 1955. She emigrated with her husband, Goran Gajic, in 1991. There were intolerable political circumstances where she was from, causing her to leave and start a career in the U.S.

She has over 25 film credits as well as several other roles in TV.

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