Wednesday, July 20, 2005

RIP james doohan

the man beloved to geeks worldwide as "scotty" on star trek has passed away. for some reason, i thought he had already joined deforrest kelley in the final frontier some time ago, but i guess i was mistaken.
James Doohan, the burly chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies who responded to the command "Beam me up, Scotty," died Wednesday. He was 85.

Doohan died at 5:30 a.m. at his Redmond, Wash., home with his wife of 28 years, Wende, at his side, Los Angeles agent and longtime friend Steve Stevens said. The cause of death was pneumonia and
Alzheimer's disease, he said.

He had said farewell to public life in August 2004, a few months after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

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