Tribute to a fallen star

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“He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass” … Which I think works as a good epitaph.

J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5, offers a warm tribute to Jerry Doyle, the actor who portrayed the station’s security chief, Michael Garibaldi.  Doyle, 60, died unexpectedly at home in Las Vegas on July 28.  Though worlds apart politically, (JMS to the left, Doyle running as a Republican congressional candidate), Straczynski admired Doyle’s uncompromising professionalism, enough so to donate to Doyle’s run for Congress.

Lamenting the cast members who have died, JMS asks that the Universe just “knock it off for a while”, a sentiment he feels would be Doyle’s as well:

Because this isn’t fair.  Jerry Doyle would be the first 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.

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