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Ron Glass, RIP
Ron Glass is someone I knew and loved far more as Detective Sergeant Ron Harris on Barney Miller than as Shepard Derrial Book in Firefly and Serenity, but I loved him in both roles, and got to write him in the latter when I novelized Serenity. I got to meet him a few times, most notably at the Big Damned Flanvention in 2005 in Burbank, where I was amused to discover that Ron watched Laker games with the same enthusiasm and passion with which I watch Yankee games.

Tonight, in his honor, I plunked "The Harris Incident" episode of Barney Miller into the DVD player.

He was a good man, and he will be missed. *raises glass*

Current Mood: sad sad
Current Music: "St. James Infirmary" by Dave Van Ronk

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xenaclone From: xenaclone Date: November 27th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ron

I met Ron several times. His greeting was always warm and heartfelt.

At a convention in the UK, he sat beside me during the meet-and-greet. He was wearing a Lakers hat. I asked, 'Are you a fan?'. He replied that indeed he was and the Lakers were playing back home so he'd miss the game. Knowing the resourcefulness of the tech crew, I suggested he asked the tech desk and they would almost certainly have ways of accessing the game and keep him up to speed on the ball play and indeed the score.

The look on his face is something I don't think I will ever forget....
wpadmirer From: wpadmirer Date: November 27th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hear, hear!
zen_sakka From: zen_sakka Date: November 27th, 2016 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sad, indeed.

I really loved your novelization of Serenity. I don't know if I ever told you that or not, but I really did.

Ron Glass was a delight. I met him several years ago at Dragon Con in the Walk of Fame. I was there to see someone else, but he and I chatted a bit, and he was jovial and pleasant. What a sweet guy.

It's a sad day in the Verse, as they say.
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