Joss Whedon, 'Firefly' cast pay tribute to Ron Glass: 'He got there with Grace, humor and enormous heart'

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The whole "Firefly" gang took to social media on Saturday to share memories and pay tribute to the late actor Ron Glass, who died earlier that day at 71.

Glass played the mysterious Shepherd Book in the beloved show starting in 2002, and also reprised his role in the 2005 film "Serenity."

Nathan Fillion wrote, "'Shepard, don't move.' 'Won't go far.' We love you, Ron Glass. Don't go far."

"He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart. He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron," wrote the show's creator, Joss Whedon. He also posting a video of the late actor.

Jewel Staite posted a picture of herself on set with Glass. "This is me acting like an idiot just so I could hear Ron Glass laugh," she wrote. "He was the kind of person that remembered the details, that asked about your family's well-being. He hugged hard and often. He would laugh till he cried at a sick joke and top it with a worse one. He loved a Grey Goose crantini and spilled one on my white jeans in the heat of telling a story, and then just said, 'Girl, those were ugly pants anyway.' I adored him. Everybody did. I love you, Ron. Can't wait to see you again. 'I don't care what you believe. Just believe it.'"


Alan Tudyk tweeted a tribute: "Ron Glass was one of the greatest actors to work with. His laugh was beyond infectious and his generosity was ever present. Ron Glass was also a sassy smart ass and I prize that very much. A leaf on the wind."

Adam Baldwin posted a clip from the show with the caption, "Happy rebirth, dear Ron Glass. Among the kindest and gentlest souls to have walked this earth with us."

Sean Maher wrote, "Ron Glass. What an honor it was to know you, to work beside you and to have called you my friend. You will be missed. I love you sir."

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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Ron Glass arrives at Dynamic & Diverse - A 65th Emmy Awards Nominee celebration at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on September 17, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Ron Glass arrives at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG-AFTRA celebration of the 65th Primetime Emmy Award nominees at the Television Academy on September 17, 2013 in No. Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: Actor Ron Glass attends The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences 54th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards on June 29, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Publicity still portrait of American actor Ron Glass, 1999. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
Ron Glass, Joss Whedon, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, Jewel Staite and Morena Baccarin (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Ron Glass at the The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Ron Glass, Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: BARNEY MILLER - 'Evacuation' 9/23/76 Max Gail, Hal Linden, Ron Glass, Abe Vigoda, Jack Soo (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 20: BARNEY MILLER - 'Gallery' 1976-1977 Ron Glass (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 19: BARNEY MILLER - 'Non-Involvement' 11/18/76 Ron Glass (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 19: BARNEY MILLER - 'Non-Involvement' 11/18/76 Ron Glass, Jack Soo (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: Actor Ron Glass attends the 'Barney Miller' television show reunion honoring the show with the Wall of Fame Plaque installation at Sunset Gower Studios on November 16, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Actors Max Gail and Ron Glass attend the 'Barney Miller' television show reunion honoring the show with the Wall of Fame Plaque installation at Sunset Gower Studios on November 16, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Actor Ron Glass and actress Candice Azzara attend the 'Barney Miller' television show reunion honoring the show with the Wall of Fame Plaque installation at Sunset Gower Studios on November 16, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 30: BARNEY MILLER - 'Massage Parlor' - Season Two - 2/19/1976, Wentworth busts a dime-store cowboy in a massage parlor and the squad arrests an octogenarian mugger., Ron Glass as Det. Harris., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 17: BARNEY MILLER - 'The Layoff' - Season Two - 9/25/1975, Barney, Fish and Yemana feel the pressure when a layoff forces them to do without the help of some of their their fellow officers., Ron Glass (as Det. Harris), Milt Kogan (as Officer Kogan) and Hal Linden (as Capt. Barney Miller). , (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Arrival' - Airdate: February 25, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;MARIO ROCCUZZO;CARINA AFABLE
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Arrival' - Airdate: February 25, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;CARINA AFABLE;JAMES GREGORY
BARNEY MILLER - 'Chinatown - Part I' - Airdate: February 4, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) CHAO LI CHI;STEVE LANDESBERG;RON GLASS
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Arrival' - Airdate: February 25, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;RON CAREY
BARNEY MILLER - 'Examination Day' - Airdate: January 14, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;STEVE LANDESBERG
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Car' - Airdate: November 12, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) HAL LINDEN;RON GLASS
BARNEY MILLER - 'Stress Analyzer' - Airdate: November 26, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Car' - Airdate: November 12, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN;MAX GAIL
BARNEY MILLER - 'Paternity' - Airdate: October 29, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) STEFAN GIERASCH;RON GLASS
BARNEY MILLER - 'Movie - Part II' - Airdate: January 29, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN
BARNEY MILLER - 'Movie - Part II' - Airdate: January 29, 1981. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS
BARNEY MILLER - 'Call Girl' - Airdate: December 18, 1980. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN;PAUL KENT;SARINA C. GRANT
BARNEY MILLER - 'Dorsey' - Airdate: November 27, 1980. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;RON CAREY;HAL LINDEN;PAUL LIEBER;STEVE LANDESBERG
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 18: BARNEY MILLER - 'Call Girl' - Season Seven - 12/18/80, Dietrich (Steve Landesberg) explored the new celibacy and Harris (Ron Glass) solicited stock tips from a call girl. Max Gail (Wojo), Hal Linden (Barney), Ron Carey (Levitt) and James Gregory (Luger) also starred., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Delegate' - Airdate: November 13, 1980. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) TOM HENSCHEL;RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN
BARNEY MILLER - 'Uniform Day' - Airdate: February 7, 1980. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;MAX GAIL;HAL LINDEN;RON CAREY;STEVE LANDESBERG
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Dentist' - Airdate: December 27, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN
BARNEY MILLER - 'Vacation' - Airdate: September 27, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Photographer' - Airdate: September 20, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PHIL LEEDS;RON GLASS;STEVE LANDESBERG
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Bird' - Airdate: November 8, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;HAL LINDEN
BARNEY MILLER - 'The Brother' - Airdate: October 4, 1979. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RON GLASS;JOHN CHRISTY EWING
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