James Doohan, the Canadian actor who portrayed Scottish chief engineer Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, made his final voyage today at the age of 85. He was still making his way as a “Miracle Worker” at age 80 when his wife gave birth to their daughter, Sarah. His last public appearance was in October 2004 when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His wife, Wende, of 28 years was by his side when he passed on to the final frontier.
He will be missed by many people across several generations. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fellow fans. May his legacy live long and prosper.
A few news articles if you want to know more (can you tell I rely mostly on the BBC for my news?):
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Star Trek’s Scotty dies aged 85: Doohan, whose role was immortalised in the line “Beam me up, Scotty”, had been suffering from pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease, his agent said.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Obituary: James Doohan: Star Trek’s impact became apparent when he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, after half the students there said that Scotty had inspired them to take up the subject.