Michael O'Hare in his role as Commander Sinclair of Babylon 5

Michael O’Hare in his role as Commander Sinclair of Babylon 5

One of the iconic figures in science fiction in media, Michael O’Hare, best known for his role as Commander Sinclair on the series “Babylon 5” died Friday at the age of 60 from complications related to a heart attack last weekend.

News of O’Hare’s passing first came from television writer/producer and “Babylon 5” creator J. Michael Straczynski’s Facebook page.

“I regret that I must convey the sad news that Michael O’Hare passed away today. He suffered a heart attack on Sunday and was in a coma until his passing this afternoon.”

O’Hare left his role on Babylon 5 prior to the start of the show’s second season to concentrate on his first love, the stage. O’Hare later reprised the role to complete Sinclair’s storyline.

O’Hare appeared in guest roles in a number of other television shows including “One Life to Live,” “Trapper John, M.D.,” “The Equalizer,” “Law & Order,” “L.A. Law” and “Tales from the Darkside.”

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