Jerry Doyle Dead: ‘Babylon 5’ Actor Was 60

Jerry Doyle as Security Chief Michael Garibaldi Credit: Mark Marmor/Everett Collection

Jerry Doyle, an actor best known for his role on Babylon 5, has died at age 60, his family confirmed on Twitter on Thursday, July 28.

“The family of Jerry Doyle is sad to announce Jerry’s passing. The cause of death is unknown at this time,” a tweet from his official account read. 

The Associated Press reports the actor was found dead in his Las Vegas home on Wednesday after police were called around 4 p.m. The death did not appear suspicious, according to police.

The Clark County coroner said that an autopsy has been scheduled, and toxicology tests will be run to help determine the cause of death, according to the AP.

Doyle played Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5, a sci-fi series set in a space station that aired from 1994 to 1997. He later reprised his role in the 1999 TV movie Babylon 5: A Call to Arms. He also guest-starred on several TV shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210; JAG and NYPD Blue

In recent years, he hosted a nationally syndicated conservative radio show and founded news platform EpicTimes in 2013.

The actor was previously married to Babylon 5 costar Andrea Thompson from 1995 to 1997.

Fellow cast and crew members from the futuristic series have taken to social media to pay tribute to Doyle. Bruce Boxleitner, who played Captain John Sheridan, tweeted his condolences. “I am so devastated at the news of the untimely death of my good friend @jerrydoyle. During the B5 years, he was a great pal, RIP Garibaldi,” he wrote on Thursday. 

The show’s creator, J. Michael Straczynski, penned a lengthy statement about Doyle’s passing for EpicTimes. “He was funny, and dangerous, and loyal, and a prankster, and a pain in the ass; he was gentle and cynical and hardened and insightful and sometimes as dense as a picket fence … and his passing is a profound loss to everyone who knew him, especially those of us who fought beside him in the trenches of Babylon 5.”

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