A 60-year-old actor who appeared on a popular sci-fi series’ first season died five days following a heart attack.
Michael O’Hare starred as Commander Jeffrey Sinclair, but left the show following the first season. He was basically replaced by Bruce Boxleitner. He returned for an episode in the second season, and for back-to-back episodes in the third season to wrap up Sinclair’s storyline.
"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,” series creator J. Michael Straczynski said on his Facebook page. “He was an amazing man.”
“Babylon 5” appeared for four seasons on the briefly-live Prime Time Entertainment Network, and then one more on TNT from 1994-1998.
O’Hare also appeared as the cantankerous Col. Nathan Jessup in Aaron Sorkin’s production of “A Few Good Men” on Broadway in 1989-1991. He appeared on the primetime series “The Cosby Mysteries,” “Kate & Allie,” “Trapper John, M.D,” “The Equalizer,” “Law & Order,” “L.A. Law” and “Tales From the Darkside,” and on the daytime soap opera “One Life to Live.”
O’Hare suffered a heartattack Sept. 23, and remained in a coma for five days until the 28th, at which time he passed away.