Richard Biggs, R.I.P.

“Babylon 5” Star Dies

Babylon 5 spanned galaxies. In a way, so did Richard Biggs‘ fan base.

Biggs, who played Dr. Stephen Franklin on the 1994-98 series and in three subsequent TV movies, died Saturday, his Website said. He was 44.

In a message posted to a Babylon 5 newsgroup Saturday, show creator J. Michael Straczynski said paramedics who treated Biggs suggested the cause of death was “either an aneurysm or a massive stroke.”

“What seems to have happened, happened quickly,” Straczynski wrote. “He woke up, got up out of bed…and went down.”

A shame.

Hat tip: Steven Taylor

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  1. Moe Lane says:

    That is a sad thing to hear; I always enjoyed his character on Bab5.