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PostSubject: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:58 pm

Another death in the world of Babylon 5, Jerry Doyle died yesterday. It seems to be sudden, he just posted on his facebook yesterday.

Farewell Michael Garibaldi........
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:58 pm

http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/28/jerry-doyle-babylon-5-dead/

And from Bruce Boxleiter's twitter:

I am so devastated at the news of the untimely death of my good friend @jerrydoyle. During the B5 years, he was a great pal, RIP Garibaldi.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:06 pm

sigh... now another major cast member i'll never get the chance to meet. went to the b5 anniversary in houston and he cancelled at the last minute.

Sad

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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:20 pm

What is with that show......so many lost way too soon!
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:22 pm

This is good:


B5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski's Statement On the Death of Jerry Doyle

Jul 28, 2016
When it came to politics, Jerry Doyle and I disagreed on, well, pretty much everything. Politically, Jerry was just to the right of Attila the Hun. There is a line in Babylon 5 where his character, Michael Garibaldi, suggests that the way to deal with crime is to go from electric chairs to electric bleachers. That line is quintessential Jerry Doyle. I say this with confidence because I overheard him saying it at lunch then stole it for the show.
Despite our differences, when Jerry ran for congress as a Republican not long after Babylon 5 ended, I donated to his campaign. Not because I agreed with him, but because I respected him; because there was one area in which we agreed: the vital intersection between the arts of acting and storytelling. In that respect, Jerry was a consummate professional. Regardless of whatever was going on in his life, whether it was marital issues, a broken arm, forced couch-surfing with Bruce and Andreas or other problems, he never once pulled a prima donna on us; he showed up every day on time, knew his lines, and insisted that the guest cast live up to the standards of the main cast, to the point of roughing up one guest star who showed up not knowing his lines. Trust me when I say that after Jerry got done with him, every day he showed up, he knew his lines. And then some.
He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass; he was gentle and cynical and hardened and insightful and sometimes as dense as a picket fence...and his passing is a profound loss to everyone who knew him, especially those of us who fought beside him in the trenches of Babylon 5. It is another loss in a string of losses that I cannot understand. Of the main cast, we have lost Richard Biggs, Michael O'Hare, Andreas Katsulas, Jeff Conaway, and now Jerry Doyle, and I'm goddamned tired of it.
So dear sweet universe, if you are paying attention in the vastness of interstellar space, take a moment from plotting the trajectory of comets and designing new DNA in farflung cosmos, and spare a thought for those who you have plucked so untimely from our ranks...and knock it off for a while.
Because this isn't fair.
And Jerry Doyle would be the first person to tell you that. Right before he put a fist in your face. Which is what I imagine he's doing right now, on the other side of the veil.
J. Michael Straczynski
Executive Producer
Babylon 5
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:13 pm

This is so shocking! I watched a youtube video of a convention panel where they discuss members of the cast that passed on and he related a time when he was living with Andreas Katsulas. Without going into too much detail if I found out I was to ever go to a convention that he was at I would have made up a t-shirt with a picture of G'Kar and the quote underneath "Did ya get the ham?" And would have given it to him.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:11 pm

This sucks.

I'm sick of 2016.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:42 pm

SeaDevil wrote:
This sucks.

I'm sick of 2016.

You and me both, my friend.
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PostSubject: Re: RIP Jerry Doyle   Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:58 pm

I am sick of this happening to B5! DS9, Next Gen were all contemporary to this series, but I have never seen a show loose so much of their cast so young!
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