Actor Michael O’Hare, who played Commander Jeffrey Sinclair on the first season of Babylon 5, has passed away.
O’Hare died Friday after suffering a heart attack a couple of days before.
Babylon Five creator J. Michael Straczynski announced O’Hare’s death on his officialFacebook page Friday.
“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,” Stracynski wrote.
O’Hare was a veteran stage actor, working on the original production of A Few Good Men as Col. Jessup (the role made famous by Jack Nicholson in the film version) before he became a guest actor on television. O’Hare had guest roles on L.A. Law, Tales From the Darkside and Kate & Allie before landing the role as Sinclair on B5.
He left the series after one season, but his character had a pivotal role still to play as fans will recall.
After Babylon 5, O’Hare had some other guest roles on TV, including a couple of appearance on Law and Order.
O’Hare is the fourth member of Babylon 5‘s main cast to pass away since the series ended. Richard Biggs, who played Dr. Stephen Franklin throughout the show’s run, died in 2004. Andreas Katsulas, who starred as G’Kar, died in 2006. And Jeff Conaway, who played security officer Zack Allan, passed away last year. With O’Hare’s passing, Straczynski mused on his Facebook page about a B5 reunion in the great beyond.