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Today is a sad day for and humanity alike, as we mourn the passing of . Ron Glass was a prolific character actor with roles on shows such as All in the Family, Hawaii Five-O, Sanford and Sons, CSI, and Marvels Agents of SHIELD. In 1975 Glass found his first breakout role portraying Detective Ron Harris on Barney Miller - a role for which he earned a prime-time Emmy nomination in 1982.

Image - ABC Studios
Image - ABC Studios

Glass struck a chord with fans of Joss Whedon's cult television show , playing the role of a holy man with a mysterious background, Shepard Book. Although the series was short lived, it garnered a following that few shows have ever achieved, and has lived on still to this day. Shepard Book will always be an integral part of that world, serving as the moral compass for the crew, but most often as a confidant for those whole truly needed his help.

Watch a video tribute to Ron Glass on Firefly:

Remembering Ron Glass

Ron Glass passed away in his home, on Friday November 25th, 2016 - his agent Jeffery Leavitt, confirmed this with CNN:

It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my dear friend and client Ron Glass. Ron passed late last night of respiratory failure. Ron was a private, gentle and caring man. He was an absolute delight to watch on screen. Words cannot adequately express my sorrow,

Glass was born in Evansville, Indiana in 1945, and would later attend the University of Evansville, where he studied drama and literature. Glass was very active in the Soka Gakkai International - a community of Buddhists - and had been battling a myriad of different illnesses over the last year. Glass was never married, but leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth, in the memories of those he had touched.

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Image - 20th Century Fox
Image - 20th Century Fox

Since his passing, several different people who worked with Glass over the years have taken to Twitter to share their feelings and memories of the man they had come to call a friend. His fellow cast members from the TV show Firefly, have all shared their love and warm memories of their late friend. In the tweets below, his friends paint a picture of a man with a kind soul, who will surely be missed.

Alan Tudyk

Sean Maher

Adam Baldwin

Jewel Staite

Nathan Fillion

Joss Whedon

Ron Glass certainly made an impact on everyone he met and worked with. As you can see from the sentiments above, Glass was a kind and caring soul. In a year that has seen the deaths of many icons, Ron Glass will certainly be missed alongside the rest of those we have lost. Not much more can be said, however, he has left a legacy on film that all of us can treasure for many years to come.

What was your favorite role and/or quote by Ron Glass? Let it be known in the comments section below.

[Source: TVline]


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