Richard Biggs - RIP

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Gang, here's some terrible news: Richard Biggs has died.

    JMS posted this on his newsgroup, rec.arts.sf.tv.b5.moderated:



    OMG!!! That's just tragic beyond words. My condolences go out to his family, and the extended B5 family as well. Damn...
     
  2. MatthewLouwrens

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    Sad news. I liked his performances in B5. I sounds like he was a nice guy, and a sad loss. Condolences to all that knew him.
     
  3. Paul McElligott

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    Oh, man. That just stinks. He was one of the good guys, to be sure.
     
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    Oh, that's terrible. He was only 43. You just never know...
     
  5. PhilipG

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    That's terrible news. [​IMG] My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
     
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    That's horrible to hear. He always seemed like such a good guy, and he was great as Dr. Franklin on B5. I don't really know what else to say, other than my condolences to family and friends.
     
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    I couldnt believe it - the guy was only in his 40s. Terrible news.
     
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    Oh geez, this is terrible, terrible news. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. It's especially saddening to know that someone who should had many, many years ahead is gone.
     
  9. Eric_Connelly

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    Patrick,

    It would be nice if you unlocked the other thread. Not everyone reads this thread, I don't and the only reason I saw it was the other post that was locked, it will fall off in a day or so and not everyone will see it.

    Thanks
     
  10. Ric Easton

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    Wow, shocking news.

    My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of years ago at a sci-fi convention. He seemed like a really great guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

    And yes, I believe this deserves its own thread.

    Ric
     
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    Ditto for another thread.

    RIP, Doc.

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    Wow! I'm shocked.

    So young and so sudden.

    My thoughts go out to his family, friends and co-workers.
     
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    The The Galactic Gateway, the website created by Pat ("Lyta Alexander") Tallman and Jeffery ("Body, but not voice, of Kosh") Willerth, has set aside a special forum on its Zocalo message area for those who wish to send condolences to the Biggs family. The folks at GG will make sure that all messages posted there are sent on to Richard's widow and sons. There is also an address where cards and letters can be sent care of Pat.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  14. Joseph DeMartino

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    P.S.

    There has been some talk of setting up a memorial fund in Richard's name and an educational fund for his two young sons. Since less than 48 hours have passed since Richard's untimely death, it will obviously be some time before anyone close enough to the family to organize such things will have the time to think about them. But various fan organizations are already taking stock of items on hand for auctions and the like, and the lines of communication are open. As soon as any concrete plans for any of this emerge I'll be sure to post the information here.

    Because the internet played such an important role in the show's survival and success, and in creating and sustaining B5 fandom, there is particular interest in organizing some kind of internet event (preferably something that could happen at the same time world-wide) as a show of affection and support for the Biggs family. I've been in touch with a couple of webmasters from major B5 fan sites (including Antony F. at www.b5tv.com, where I'm a moderator) and they will be kicking ideas around in the coming days and weeks. Again, as soon as I hear about something concrete, I'll certainly post it here.

    Sad news. Sad weekend.

    Joe
     
  15. Mikel_Cooperman

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    Sad news. Very sad news.
     
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    Sad news indeed. Especially, with him being so young and the possibility of a B5 movie. His presence will be sorely missed.
     
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    I never saw B5, but I remember him from his years on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Too bad.
     
  18. Wayne Bundrick

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    I agree about the threads. When you have three RIP threads show up in an hour, yeah sure consolidate them into one. But don't jump the gun and merge the first RIP thread you see with an ongoing discussion of a show the person is associated with. If someone associated with Star Wars dies, should the RIP thread be merged into the 182 page Star Wars thread?

    Anyway, rest in peace, Richard Biggs.
     
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    Terrible news. One of my favorite actors on the show. He did some really great work.
    R.I.P.
     
  20. Mikel_Cooperman

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    I agree. He is deserving of his own thread.
     

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