Emmy-Nominated Actor Ron Glass Passes Away At Age 71

Ron Glass

Actor Ron Glass was known for portraying the character, detective Ron Harris in the long-running cop comedy "Barney Miller."

Glass has passed away at the age 71. According to his agent, Jeffrey Leavett, Glass died Friday of respiratory failure.

"Ron was a private, gentle and caring man," said Leavett, a longtime friend of the actor. "He was an absolute delight to watch on screen. Words cannot adequately express my sorrow. "

Throughout his career, Glass appeard in "Firefly," the sequel "Serenity," "The New Odd Couple," "Rhythm & Blues," "Mr. Rhodes," voiced in "Rugrats," and in more recent years was seen in "Death At A Funeral."

In 1982, Glass was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for "Barney Miller."

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