New Zealand film and television star Jonathan Hardy has died at the age of 71, it has been reported.
Best known for his role on cult sci-fi show Farscape, Hardy was honoured by his co-star Lani Tupu on Facebook, Examiner.com reported.
"Thank you, Jonathan for all your wonderful stories, your wicked wit ... your time, advice and your friendship. I am going to miss you very much.
"Sail well, where ever your spirit takes you. It was a great journey we travelled in space together. I am so proud and privileged to have worked with you," Tupu wrote.
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More details about the star's death are yet to be confirmed.
Hardy voiced the Farscape character Dominar Rygel VXI for the New Zealand-filmed show's four-season run from 1999-2003. Tupu played Captain Crais.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1980 film Breaker Morant and his other film credits include Moulin Rouge and Mad Max.
- Herald online