'Lost' Star Mira Furlan Dies Aged 65 | 22 Words

Lost star, Mira Furlan, has tragically passed away.

Furlan was just 65 at the time of her death.

Now, her cause of death has been revealed.


Lost star, Mira Furlan, has died.

Furlan, who was a fan favourite on Lost, was just 65 at the time of her death.

The Croatian actress was born in 1955.

And was known for much more than just Lost.

She in SpiderMan (1997).

And starred in countless movies too.

She featured in:

The Tour, Twice Born, and With Mom, amongst many more.

Furlan also starred in numerous TV shows.

Such as NCIS and Just Add Magic.

But it was Lost where Furlan really made a name for herself.

Starring as Danielle Rousseau in a recurring role from seasons 1-4.

And then she came back briefly in Season Six.

Tributes for Furlan have been pouring in.

It's obvious Furlan is going to be missed by many in the industry.

Like we said earlier, Mira Furlan was born in Yugoslavia in 1955...


And it wasn't until she was a teenager until she became interested in acting.

She graduated from the Academy for Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and held a university degree, equivalent to a B.F.A., in theatre. Simultaneously, she took language classes at the university in Zagreb, becoming fluent in English, German, and French.

She was a member of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and frequently appeared in Yugoslav television and films...


But it wasn't until 1992 when she moved to New York City and became a member of the Actors Studio, which helped her get the necessary work permits to perform with the Indiana Repertory Theatre as the lead role in Yerma.

Her first big role on television was as Minbari Ambassador Delenn for all 5 seasons of Babylon 5 and some of the associated movies.


But it's argued that she was most recognized for the recurring role of Danielle Rousseau on Lost.

Furlan racked up dozens of credits across film and TV throughout her life...

Including Emir Kusturica's Oscar-nominated When Father Was Away on Business, Beauty of Vice, Three For Happiness, and In the Jaws of Life.

Furlan's Twitter account announced the news yesterday...

And it was revealed that the actress had passed away on Wednesday, January 20th.

Babylon 5 creator Michael Straczynski also shared the devastating news.


"Mira was a good and kind woman, a stunningly talented performer, and a friend to everyone in the cast and crew of Babylon 5, and we are all devastated by the news," he wrote.

"The cast members with whom she was especially close since the show's end will need room to process this moment, so please be gentle if they are unresponsive for a time. We have been down this road too often, and it only gets harder."

Straczynski said the cast and crew of Babylon 5 had "known for some time now that Mira's health was fading."

"We kept hoping that she would improve," he wrote, "In a group email sent to the cast a while back, I heard that she might be improving."

However, Straczynski said he later got the call from Babylon 5 co-star Peter Jurasik that Furlan's husband, director Goran Gajić, was "bringing her home."

She is survived by Gajić and their son, Marko Lav Gajić.

And now it has been revealed that Mira died from West Nile virus.

According to her manager, Chris Roe, Mira died from complications of the West Nile virus.

Rest in Peace, Mira Furlan.

Our deepest condolences go out to her family during this difficult time.

She will be sorely missed.