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COLBY, James L. A talented actor of stage and screen who recently appeared on Broadway in Sweat, has died at age 56. Colby's agent Don Birge confirmed his death. A regular at Connecticut's Hartford Stage, Colby's docket of credits at the esteemed theater included an acclaimed turn as Stanley...

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With such sadness, I just heard of Jimmys passing today. Jimmy and I became quick friends and the tightest of brothers from our very first connection at Bridgewater State. We moved to Palisade park NJ to start our creative lives in NYC, Jimmy as an actor and me in advertising. I have never laughed or had such a tight friendship since. We eventually moved back to Mass after a year of extreme laughter and growth. Jim would obviously move back and dedicate himself to his craft. I was always so...

Condolences to his daughter and wife. Just saw him on Empire Season 4.

Just found out yesterday that Jimmy passed. Our old boss and friend Larry Macyntyre was visiting and gave us the terrible news. Jimmy and I were bartenders at Chelsea Central In 89 /90 before I joined the NYPD and he went on to his acting career . A sweeter guy did not exist. True gentleman. Prayers for his wife and young daughter. RIP Jimmy

I am just now learning about Jim's passing and I'm devastated. Jim's first show (I believe) was as Macheath to my Polly Peachum at Bridgewater State College. Then we did "Same Time Next Year" together. He was like a kid in a candy store having discovered acting - he just loved it!! Such a kind man. We did not stay in touch after school, but I was thrilled to see his success on Broadway, in films and on television. To his family, I'm so so sorry for your loss. He was a great talent...

I was catching up on recorded TV programs after being out of country for a while when I read about James' passing. My heartfelt condolences go to his family for this terrible loss. I only recently met Jim when I played his wife, Joyce Burleson, on an episode of "Empire". We had a great time working together and I found him to be such a great guy! He talked so fondly of his daughter. It was a treat to see him light up when he mentioned her. Our meeting was only a couple of...

I'm also truly sorry for the Colby families loss of Mr. James Colby and all he shared with us as fans, but more importantly the love n support of you. May his joyous memories be your healing. Jay L.

I'm terribly sorry for the loss of Mr. Colby. He was taken way to young. My prayers are with your family. Again a tragic loss. God bless your family.

To the Colby family,
I am sorry for your loss. May God help you through this journey of separation and loss of a loved one. Prayers for the family.
April Y Shuck

Just saw the tribute to James Colby on Empire episode, A Lean and Hungry Look. So very, very sorry to his family. He was so talented in his craft. He was so believable in his roles. My deepest sympathies for your loss.