Andreas Katsulas


Andreas Katsulas Trivia


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    • This was posted elsewhere by J. Michael Straczynski, long time friend of Andreas Katsulas and creator of Babylon 5, and I thought it fitting to repost it here. These comments are dated 2/16/06.

      Just over a year ago, Andreas Katsulas -- who loved smoking with a
      passion that cannot be described -- was diagnosed with lung cancer,
      which by then had already spread to other areas. He quit smoking at
      once and went on a healthy diet and vitamin program, but there was
      little hope of a good resolution even though the new regimen was very
      good for him. When we spoke about it, he laughed, and said, "Now that
      I'm dying I've never felt better!"

      His spirits were always up and positive, putting everyone at ease about
      his condition, because...well, that's the kind of person he was.

      A couple of months ago, he and his wife convened a dinner with me,
      Doug, and Peter Jurasik, which was filled with laughter and stories and
      good food. He wanted to know all the stories we never told him
      because, as he said, "Who am I going to tell?" So we did. Because we
      knew we were saying goodbye, and there would not be a second chance.

      Last night, in the company of his wife and family, Andreas closed his
      eyes and went away.

      He lived an amazing life...full of travel and wonder and good
      work...was part of the world renowned Peter Brook company...he saw the
      planet, loved and was loved, ate at great restaurants, smoked too many
      cigarettes...he lived a life some people would die for.

      And, sadly, due to the last part of that equation...he did.

      Memorial arrangements are still being worked out, but will doubtless be

      Andreas is gone...and G'Kar with him, because no one else can ever play
      that role, or ever will.

      I will miss him terribly.

      J. Michael Straczynski