LJ, TV

Richard Biggs Dead

He’s the actor who played Dr. Stephen Franklin on Babylon5

From J. Michael Straczyn­s­ki exec­u­tive pro­duc­er of Babylon‑5.
From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)

I was awak­ened today with sev­er­al phone calls from cast mem­bers and Doug to pass along the ter­ri­ble news that this morn­ing, Richard Big­gs passed away.

We’re still gath­er­ing infor­ma­tion, so take none of this as firm word, but what seems to have hap­pened, hap­pened quick­ly. He woke up, got up out of bed…and 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 have, as far as we can deter­mine, also been informed.

This is a ter­ri­ble loss for all of us. Richard was a con­sum­mate pro­fes­sion­al but more than that he was an hon­or­able, stand-up guy. If he gave you his word on some­thing, you nev­er had to won­der about it after­ward. He was always 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.

jms

(jmsatb5@aol.com)
(all mes­sage con­tent © 2004 by syn­thet­ic worlds, ltd.,
per­mis­sion to reprint specif­i­cal­ly denied to SFX Magazine
and don’t send me sto­ry ideas)

Cur­rent Mood: 🙁sad
Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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