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JonFrain June 18th 17 01:00

RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
http://tvline.com/2017/06/17/stephen...actor-dead-63/

Furst died Friday morning in his Ventura County, Calif. home, his son tells TMZ. His death was a result of complications from diabetes.

Markas June 18th 17 01:30

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Bloody hell, I just heard. So very awfully sad. I have no words.

Rest in peace, Mr. Furst. You are already missed.

Looney June 18th 17 02:53

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
I can't believe it. So glad I got a chance to meet him in 2014 in Galveston. I can't believe it.

Sinclair June 18th 17 03:17

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
I just saw this and came straight here. This poor series has lost way too many actors way too early. It seems like it never stops. I seriously hope we don't have to do another post like this for a long ass time..

RIP Stephen

dawnchild June 18th 17 10:47

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How incredibly sad :( Like Sinclair says above, this poor series has lost way too many actors way too early.

RIP Stephen

hypatia June 18th 17 17:54

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
This news shocked me, he was not that old and he had such a positive attitude towards diabetes and how serious a condition it was. He was so well known and loved for his work, and he seemed like he was one of the better grounded actors.

Kraig June 19th 17 07:06

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
RIP Stephen. I enjoyed your work and I'll miss you.

vacantlook June 19th 17 20:41

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
I only just read about this. So many....

RW7427 June 20th 17 03:29

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I loved Vir! R.I.P. Stephen! :(

Demonn June 21st 17 04:59

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
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.

Looney June 22nd 17 06:40

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Quote:

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

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
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

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Quote:

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 :(
 
Quote:

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

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Quote:

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.

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/

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. ;)

Blake00 July 21st 17 08:32

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
The curse of B5 continues.. The universe just keeps taking them from us way too soon. :(

Looney July 26th 17 14:53

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
So with his passing I decided to seek out some of the films he directed. The main question that has arisen from this endeavor is I wonder what he could have done with an actual budget?

Title To Murder (2001): I can't say I recommend this one. There is a decent premise, but clearly no budget to work with anything. I have a feeling the movie is a case of making the best out of what he had to work with and it still didn't turn out well.

Dragon Storm (2004): (I will discuss this in the Dragon Storm thread.)

puzzle August 6th 17 16:18

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Sad to hear. :( And even more so, because it probably could have been avoided (somehow). But statistics tends to be so that avoidable things also happen eventually... :(

MentalMikeY October 10th 17 05:39

Re: RIP Stephen Furst :(
 
Stephen Furst, the actor best known for playing Flounder in “Animal House,” died Saturday, June 17, 2017, of complications related to diabetes, according to multiple news sources. He was 63.
Furst’s death was confirmed to TMZ by his son, Nathan, who said he died at his home in Moorpark, California, surrounded by family. Furst, who had diabetes for much of his life, was a spokesman for the American Diabetes Association.
He starred as the awkward fraternity pledge Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the hit comedy, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” (1978). He reprised the role on the TV sitcom version, “Delta House,” which aired for one season in 1979.
Furst had other notable television roles including Dr. Elliot Axelrod on “St. Elsewhere” (1983-1988), and Vir Cotto on the sci-fi series “Babylon 5” (1994-1998). He also went on to direct three movies for the Sci Fi Channel during the 2000s.
Born May 8, 1954, in Norfolk, Virginia, Furst was a graduate of the theater program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
“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 laughter is the best therapy, and he would want us to practice that now,” his sons wrote in a message to friends and fans on his Facebook page.
Others paid tribute to the actor on social media.
Director Kevin Smith: “As an awkward round kid, Flounder was the Delta I most identified with in #AnimalHouse, my fave comedy. #StephenFurst helped shape who I am.”
Actor Bruce Boxleitner: “I just received news of the passing of another member of our #Babylon5 family. Stephen Furst ‘Vir Cotto,’ RIP, my friend.”
Furst is survived by his wife, Lorraine, sons Nathan and Griff, and two grandchildren.


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