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Emmy-Nominated Actor Ron Glass Passes Away at 71

| by Brendan Kelly

Actor Ron Glass has passed away at the age of 71 from respiratory failure.

Glass, an Emmy-nominated actor known for his work on shows like "Barney Miller" and Joss Whedon's "Firefly," died on Nov. 25.

A representative for the 71-year-old actor confirmed on Nov. 26 that Glass succumbed to respiratory failure.

Glass was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Detective Ron Harris on "Barney Miller," according to TMZ. He lead a successful acting career spanning from 1973-2014, landing roles on popular shows such as "Friends," "Firefly," "All In The Family," "Hawaii Five-O" and many more.

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Following the news of his death, many fellow actors paid tribute to Glass, according to the Daily Mail.

Samuel L. Jackson, who worked with Glass on the 2008 film "Lakeside Terrace," wrote a tribute to his friend on his Twitter page.

"It was an Honor & a Pleasure to work with the Amazing Ron Glass! RIP, Sir!" Jackson wrote on Nov. 26.

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Glass' "Firefly" co-star Alan Tudyk wrote: "Ron Glass was one of the greatest actors to work with. His laugh was beyond infectious and his generosity was ever present. #ripronglass"

Joss Whedon tweeted: "He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart. He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron."

Most recently, Glass appeared on episodes of "CSI" and "Agents of SHIELD" in 2014.

Sources: TMZDaily Mail / Photo Credit: vagueonthehow/Flickr, Samuel L. Jackson/Twitter via Daily Mail, Alan Tudyk/Twitter via Daily Mail, Joss Whedon/Twitter via Daily Mail

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