Browncoats everywhere are lowering their flags to half-staff today as word has come out that Emmy-nominated actor Ron Glass has passed away at the age of 71. One of Glass’ agents is confirming his passing and friends have already been reporting that he is thought to have passed away peacefully at his Los Angeles home yesterday.
Ronald E. "Ron" Glass (July 10, 1945 – November 25, 2016) was an American actor. He was known for his roles as the literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–82), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Bookin the short-lived 2002 science fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.