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Looney June 22nd 17 06:40

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
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Originally Posted by Demonn (Post 458584)
I noticed him in Sorority Boys (2002) & I rember thinking... " he looks older then I thought he was." Vir was a younger character and it was just odd seeing the guy a couple years later looking way older. I walked by a TV with the NASCAR race on Sunday... the announcer mentioned this and I looked for more details on my phone, it became a sad day.

The guy made Vir a fan favorite... as an actor though he will live on.

I am very glad that so many media outlets mentioned the story. I know it is because he was an Animal House star, but it is still nice to see how many places the story ended up. I can imagine Stephen was starting to feel forgotten after the whole Academy incident. Too bad it took dying to make his name a national story. :(

KoshFan June 24th 17 15:29

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Oof. I lost a friend to diabetes far too young -- it is definitely dangerous.

As I show B5 to my partner, every now and again Adrian fearfully asks, "Are they still alive?" ...knowing how many of the actors are not. And now I will have to add one more to the list. Oddly enough, until we watched War Without End the other day, Adrian was frightened that Vir the character wouldn't make it.

How long, I wonder, until the internet starts wondering if the show is outright cursed? I can almost see the Cracked article now.

Jan June 25th 17 00:37

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Originally Posted by KoshFan (Post 458635)
How long, I wonder, until the internet starts wondering if the show is outright cursed? I can almost see the Cracked article now.

Believe me, far to many weak-brains have already postulated that very thing. :klingon:

Sigh...

Sinclair June 25th 17 21:08

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Has JMS said anything about Furst's passing? I haven't really looked but I thought someone here might have read about his reaction or comments somewhere.

Kraig June 26th 17 00:24

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
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Originally Posted by Sinclair (Post 458651)
Has JMS said anything about Furst's passing? I haven't really looked but I thought someone here might have read about his reaction or comments somewhere.

An obituary in the Hollywood Reporter has social media comments about Stephen Furst's passing at the bottom of the article. A comment from JMS is the fourth one listed.

Jan June 26th 17 02:23

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Originally Posted by Sinclair (Post 458651)
Has JMS said anything about Furst's passing? I haven't really looked but I thought someone here might have read about his reaction or comments somewhere.

Tweeted on June 17:
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On behalf of everyone who worked on Babylon 5, Stephen Furst will be missed profoundly and everlastingly.

Looney June 26th 17 03:08

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Still so upsetting. I don't really frequent much social media other than boards like this, but it is nice to be able to go to Facebook and see recent posts from other cast members. They aren't all about Stephen Furst, but it is still kind of reassuring to read their words out there in the wilderness and know they are still around.

Jan June 28th 17 20:09

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
The B5 books team just sent out a mini-newsletter sharing the encyclopedia entry for Vir Cotto and a con clip in tribute to Stephen Furst.

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As many of you already know, Stephen Furst died two weeks ago on June 16th from complications from diabetes.

We were stunned. Because the Babylon 5 Books Team is in lockdown while finalizing the B5 Encyclopedia (which is on schedule), this is our first opportunity to pay tribute.

To that end we have released the complete Vir Cotto entry from the Encyclopedia, along with a video clip from his last con appearance ever with Peter "Londo" Jurasik.
http://b5books.com/2017/06/27/vir-co...h-bonus-video/

deaded June 29th 17 01:38

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
I just heard too. SO so sad :'(
I have no words
:'(

Looney June 29th 17 05:25

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan (Post 458688)
The B5 books team just sent out a mini-newsletter sharing the encyclopedia entry for Vir Cotto and a con clip in tribute to Stephen Furst.

Quote:

As many of you already know, Stephen Furst died two weeks ago on June 16th from complications from diabetes.

We were stunned. Because the Babylon 5 Books Team is in lockdown while finalizing the B5 Encyclopedia (which is on schedule), this is our first opportunity to pay tribute.

To that end we have released the complete Vir Cotto entry from the Encyclopedia, along with a video clip from his last con appearance ever with Peter "Londo" Jurasik.
http://b5books.com/2017/06/27/vir-co...h-bonus-video/

Thanks for posting that update Jan. ;)


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