Veteran actor Ron Glass has passed away at the age of 71.
Although primarily known for playing Shepherd Derrial Book in Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi TV series, Firefly, Glass also starred in a variety of well-known TV shows. He voiced the character of Randy Carmichael in Rugrats and the spin-off, All Grown Up!, where he reprised his role. As well as this, Glass also starred in the US remake of the cult comedy Death At A Funeral.
His former cast members, including Nathan Fillion and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as Firefly creator Joss Whedon paid their respects on Twitter.
He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart. He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron. pic.twitter.com/yzPly7TmgE
— Joss Whedon (@joss) November 26, 2016
"Shepard, don't move."
"Won't go far."
We love you, Ron Glass. Don't go far. https://t.co/BAzpzTBLLv
— Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) November 26, 2016
It was an Honor & a Pleasure to work with the Amazing Ron Glass! RIP, Sir!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 26, 2016