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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Commander Sinclair has gone beyond the rim

Michael O'Hare, who played Commander (and Ambassador) Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5, has passed away at the age of 60.

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"(J. Michael) Straczynski updated his Facebook Fan Page on Friday, September 28th, 2012 to say: I regret that I must convey the sad news that Michael O'Hare passed away today. He suffered a heart attack on Sunday and was in a coma until his passing this afternoon. This is a terrible loss for all B5 fans and everyone involved with the show wishes to convey their condolences to the O'Hare family. He was an amazing man. "
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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He is the closed circle....

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What a terrible loss.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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when i read the news i could not believe it. so many of babylon 5 actors have passed away too young.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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when i read the news i could not believe it. so many of babylon 5 actors have passed away too young.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #6
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That's bad news to wake up to. :-(
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He was a terrific actor and really nice person in real life too.
He'll be sadly missed.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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Just glad I got to see him in person (back in like 1995 or so). He did a charity walk with a sci-fi club I'm in (The USS Joshua in Dallas, TX) and then signed autographs afterwards at a mall. He was tired, but what a guy.

You know I've been watching Babylon 5 first season lately, and if anyone is familiar with Fireball XL5, his calm demenor is a lot like Steve Zodiac. Which I think is just boss. (giving a bit of Fireball slang there) :P

But yeh, he will be missed for sure.
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o'hare was a true hero imho. he was battling mental illness while filming the first season of babylon 5. jms offered to shut the show down until o'hare got the needed treatment. however o'hare soldiered on not wanting to be the cause of the other actor's losing their jobs. o'hare did manage to beat his mental illness but for some reason went off the med's and hit rock bottom. he was rumored to be living in a half-way house near the end. i suffer from my own panic/anxiety/ depression. i am on medicine and would never dream of stop taking it.
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I saw the news at the time, and JMS opening up about why O'Hare was replaced.

JMS once said, due to the nature of episodic television, he wrote an 'out' for every recurring character in B5.

I have to wonder if he had not used Sinclair's 'out' what the series might have been. Would Sinclair be the architect of the Instellar Alliance, the defeat of the Shadows and the Vorlon? Would Delenn's relationship have been with Sinclair instead of John Sheridan? And would the series have culminated with Sinclair, Zathras and Delenn taking B4 back in time in "War without End"?
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I think the series would have ended with him taking Babylon 4 back in the past, that way the series truly would have been a circle.
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And Stephen Furst now :-( That Moonfaced destroyer of joy! See you beyond the rim Vir.
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Good Lord! Another one? That show is cursed.
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