Firefly’s ‘Shepherd’ Ron Glass Passes Away at 71

Most of us know Ronald Earle Glass as ‘Sheperd Book’ from Firefly and unfortunately it was just announced today that he’s passed away.  Born in Evansville Indiana, he made his TV debut as ‘Jack’ in All in the Family.  He also starred as ‘Detective Ron Harris’ in Barney Miller and more recently in shows such as CSI and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Look it’s no ‘In Memoriam’ video but the link above is a great little montage of Sheperd.  I’ve also included a couple of my favourite links below:

He was a Buddhist and a member of Soka Gakkai International, so hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to see him again.

My favourite Sheperd Quote:

And a video of Shepard’s backstory: