Her Twitter account announced the news on Thursday, and “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski posted a tribute to the actress later that night.
– Mira Furlan (@FurlanMira) January 22, 2021
While the cause of death has not yet been revealed, Straczynski said that the crew and crew of “Babylon 5” “knew for some time that Mira’s health was fading.” He wrote, “We kept hoping that she would get better.” “In a group email that was sent to the cast a while ago, I heard she might be getting better.”
However, Straczynski said he later received a call from “Babylon 5” co-star Peter Jurassic that Furlan’s husband, director Goran Jagic, “is bringing her home.”
He wrote, “Mira was a kind and kind woman, an amazingly talented performer, a friend of everyone on the cast and crew of ‘Babylon 5’, and the news ruined us all.” “The cast members who have been particularly close to them since the end of the show will need space to handle this moment, so please be nice if they don’t respond for some time. We’ve been down that road a lot, and it’s getting harder.”
It is a night of great sadness, because our friend and companion have walked the road where we cannot reach. But as with all things, we will catch up with her in time, and I think she will have many stories to tell, and many new roles to share with the universe. pic.twitter.com/HyQlqyC19v
– J. Michael Straczynski (straczynski) January 22, 2021
Forlan was born in the former Yugoslavia, where she played a number of theatrical roles and was part of the Croatian National Theater, and immigrated to the United States in 1991. She joined the space opera “Babylon 5” as Minebari’s ambassador to the troupe. The Space Station, in 1993, will go on to star in the series for five full seasons. In 2004, she made her film debut in ABC’s Lost as Daniel Russo, a scientist who sank on the mysterious island 16 years before Oceanic Flight 815 crashed. It was repeated throughout the series over the next few seasons.
Forlan has continued to act over the past year, and has garnered dozens of movie and television credits throughout her life. Her Oscar-nominated film credits include Prince Kusturica’s “When the Father Was Away from Work”, “The Beauty of Underworld”, “Three for Happiness” and “In the Jaws of Life”.
Jagic and their son Marco Love Jagic survived.