Babylon 5 actor Jerry Doyle has died aged 60.
In a post written on the actor’s official Facebook page, it says the cause of his death is “unknown at this time”.
The actor played Chief Warrant Officer Michael Garibaldi in all five series of the sci-fi show between 1994 and 1998. A TV movie followed in 1999. He also had parts in NYPD Blue, Beverly Hills 90210 and Martial Law.
His Bablyon 5 co-star Bruce Boxleitner – who played Captain John J Sheridan – paid tribute online:
I am so devastated at the news of the untimely death of my good friend @jerrydoyle. During the B5 years, he was a great pal, RIP Garibaldi.
— Bruce Boxleitner (@boxleitnerbruce) July 28, 2016
Babylon creator J. Michael Straczynski wrote a piece about his late friend, sharing this story:
“Regardless of whatever was going on in his life, whether it was marital issues, a broken arm, forced couch-surfing with Bruce and Andreas or other problems, he never once pulled a prima donna on us; he showed up every day on time, knew his lines, and insisted that the guest cast live up to the standards of the main cast, to the point of roughing up one guest star who showed up not knowing his lines. Trust me when I say that after Jerry got done with him, every day he showed up, he knew his lines. And then some.”
Fans have shared compilations of his best work:
— Hans G. Schantz ????尚茨????????⚜️???????? (@AetherCzar) July 29, 2016
While others have credited him as portraying one of the “coolest characters ever”:
Jerry Doyle dies at 60! 2016 sucks. He played one of the coolest characters ever.
— Adam ???????? (@sturmwulfe) July 29, 2016