Sunday, 18 June 2017

RIP: Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto/Babylon 5)

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I was sad to hear that Stephen Furst who played Vir Cotto in the superb Babylon 5 series died from a diabetes related illness. He was just 63.

His role as the centauri Ambassador was central to the plot throughout the five year story-line and eventually Vir became Emperor.

Although Babylon 5 developed a wide following on TV that so many of us became part of, the series did not develop much of a spin-off in the comics world with just the one short lived title from DC Comics.


Stephen Furst (Born Feuerstein) battled with obseity and diabetes all his life and became an activists for various health causes including the American Diabetes Association.

Rest in Peace.

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