Mira Furlan, the actress best known for her roles in “Lost” as Danielle Rousseau and “Babylon 5” as Delenn, has passed away Wednesday aged 65, according to reports.

Her personal Twitter account broke the news Thursday, however, the cause of death is yet to be announced.

Mira Furlan
Mira Furlan

According to Deadline, Mira Furlan was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1955. She was a renown award-winning theater, film and TV actress in former Yuogslavia. She worked in numerous plays, series and movies, including Emir Kusturica’s Palm d’Or-winning and Oscar-nominated 1985 film When Father Was Away On Business.

She then emigrated to the U.S. with her husband in 1991, as per the outlet. According to Babylon 5 creator Michael Straczynski, Furlan had been receiving death threats over her continuing travel across the disintegrating country with a theater troupe. 

Mira Furlan
Mira Furlan

Straczynski posted a tribute for Furlan, and he said that many who worked with her on the series knew about her health “was failing” for “some time now.”

“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,” he wrote.

Mira Furlan also starred ijn "Lost" as Danielle Rousseau
Mira Furlan also starred ijn “Lost” as Danielle Rousseau

“The cast members with whom she was especially close since the show’s end will need room to process this moment, so please be gentle if they are unresponsive for a time. We have been down this road too often, and it only gets harder.”


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