Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Barney Miller star Ron Glass had passed away. It’s said the Firefly actor died on Friday evening due to a respiratory failure. He was 71-years-old.
Glass’ longtime agent Jeffrey Leavitt has since commented on Ron’s death to CNN as he shared:
“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.”
Tissues, anyone?? Glass was quite the industry vet as he was nominated for an Emmy for his role in Barney Miller. So it’s no wonder numerous celebrities have since taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Ron — including Joss Whedon, Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Fillion, and more!
Be sure to take a look at their poignant words for yourself (below).
It was an Honor & a Pleasure to work with the Amazing Ron Glass! RIP, Sir!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 26, 2016
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
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Joss Whedon (@joss) November 26, 2016
Ron Glass Dead ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ ├óΓé¼╦£Barney Miller├óΓé¼Γäó Star Dies at 71 : We lost another one I stole his identity in the movie houseguest https://t.co/4Z9LmC6fTa
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sinbad (@sinbadbad) November 26, 2016
Ron Glass. What an honor it was to know you, to work beside you and to have called you my friend. You will be missed. I love you sir.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Sean Maher (@Sean_M_Maher) November 26, 2016
Thank you to the legend #RonGlass for bringing Phil back & for answering 1000 geeky questions about #BarneyMIller & #Firefly #RIP pic.twitter.com/2X1LYUgXxd
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) November 27, 2016
Goodnight, sweet Ron….
Our thoughts are with Ron’s loved ones during this trying time. R.I.P. Ron!
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