Celebrities Remember Ron Glass & The 'Firefly' Actor Will Be Missed By Many

Yet another tragic loss in Hollywood: Ron Glass has died at age 71. The actor's rep confirmed the news to Variety on Saturday. Soon after, TheWrap reported that Glass died from respiratory failure on Friday night. No further details are available, but it's undeniably sad news, especially since fans watched Glass shine on TV screens for decades. The Indiana native's career began in the '70s. And while he may be best remembered for his Emmy-nominated role on Barney Miller, his résumé is lengthy and varied. Whether appearing in Star Trek: Voyager or voicing a character on Rugrats, Glass left his mark on the TV industry in more ways than one.

In the wake of the news, fans, celebrities, and costars alike have taken to social media to pay tribute to the talented star. His name was a trending topic on Twitter soon after the news broke. Although a loss is always hard to stomach, remembering Glass' work and personality can be a way to keep his spirit alive. Some of Hollywood's biggest names are remembering yet another big name in the industry — showing just how profound his impact has been.

Here's a round-up of the celebrities, who are remembering Glass' life on social media.

Nathan Fillon

Glass' Firefly co-star remembered him with a quote from their show.

Alan Tudyk

Tudyk also appeared alongside Glass on the 2002-03 series Firefly.

Samuel L. Jackson

The legendary Jackson paid tribute to another legend.


The musician commented on the sad recurring theme of 2016.

Patton Oswalt

Oswalt referenced Glass' late Barney Miller costar, Jack Soo.

Holly Robinson Peete

Just like others have pointed out, 2016 was a rough year for celebrity deaths.

As news continues to spread, the tributes to Glass will likely keep rolling in.