Jeff Conaway, aka Zack Allen on Babylon 5, Passed Away

I am saddened to report that Jeff Conaway who many of you may know as Zack Allan on Babylon 5 among many other film and television credits passed away today. However, I am glad that I had the fortune to meet Jeff Conaway back in 1998 at Dragon*Con. As you can see in the photo that I took from the conference, he was very happy and energized to meet and talk with his fans.

In the episode of Babylon 5 “River of Souls,” Captain Lochley” says, “Zack was right. There is a heaven.” Perhaps he was right, and Jeff/Zach are wherever that might be right now.

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.