I was shocked to hear this news as well. I've been reading up on his
fan site, as well as many B5 boards about this.
He was a good actor & from what I've seen from interviews & what
people have said about him even before his passing, he was a great
man, father, husband, and humanitarian.
I will miss seeing him in all the parts he would have taken in the
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> I realize this isn't exactly the place for this, but knowing that
> several people in this group are Babylon 5 fans, and may not have
> heard the news, I thought I would just post this:
> From: jmsatb5@a... (jms at b5)
> Subject: today we lost richard biggs
> To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
> Date: 5/22/2004 4:43:05 PM
> I was awakened today with several phone calls from cast members and
> Doug to
> pass along the terrible news that this morning, Richard Biggs
> We're still gathering information, so take none of this as firm
> but what
> seems to have happened, happened quickly. He woke up, got up out of
> went down. The paramedics who showed up suggested it was either an
> aneurysm or
> a massive stroke.
> His family members have been informed, and all of the the cast
> as far as
> we can determine, also been informed.
> This is a terrible loss for all of us. Richard was a consummate
> but more than that he was an honorable, stand-up guy. If he gave
> his word
> on something, you never had to wonder about it afterward. He was
> helpful and supportive of all the cast, even those who only came in
> for one
> episode, always with a ready smile and determined to do whatever it
> took to
> make the scene work. He was, quite simply, a terrific guy, and
> everyone here
> is just devastated at the news.
> More word as this develops. We may try to have some kind of fund
> raiser to
> help give whatever assistance may be helpful for his kids.
> We all miss him terribly.
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