The original captain of Babylon 5 has joined G'Kar, Steven Franklin and Zack Allen on the journey to join the first ones. That is to say that Michael O'Hare has joined fellow Babylon 5 actors Andreas Katsulas, Richard Biggs, and Jeff Conaway as the fourth such actor to pass away unexpectedly. O'Hare died today from complications stemming from a recent heart attack.
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Earlier today, former “Babylon 5” star Michael O'Hare died from complications stemming from a heart attack he recently suffered. He was 60 years old.
The news was broken on the Facebook page of “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski, who wrote “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.”
O'Hare is best remembered for his role as Commander Jeffrey Sinclair on the first season of “Babylon 5.” O'Hare departed the series before the second season began, but he eventually went on to reprise his role in three episodes that wrapped up Sinclair’s storyline.
Outside of “Babylon 5,” O’Hare had appeared in several TV series, including “One Life to Live,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “The Equalizer,” “Law & Order,” “L.A. Law” and “Tales from the Darkside.” O'Hare was also an accomplished performer on Broadway and he originated the role of Col. Jessup in the stage version of A Few Good Men before Jack Nicholson took the part in the film adaptation.