First Contact Conventions on Facebook have announced that Jonathan Hardy, who voicedÂ RygelÂ in Farscape, has passed away.
On their feed, they wrote:
…it is with the greatest sadness I have known that I have to inform you that Jonathan Hardy has passed away…as some of you may know, Jonathan was the voice of Rygel in Farscape and also oscar nominated for the screenplay of Breaker Morant… he was also a guest at our first ever convention. I wanted him at my first show and he was touched that I thought that much of him. In the years since we kept in regular contact, booked him for the occasional convention and met for a meal when in towns together. I made a point of seeing any play he was in while in Melbourne as it’s a rare chance to see such talent. He was funny and warm and loved his fans (even if he was just a glove puppet). He held my daughter when she was only 3 months old… Goodbuy my friend…
We await official confirmation, but our thoughts are with Mr. Hardy’s friends and family.
He was 71.