Star Trek Star James Doohan "Scotty" Dies

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  1. lord_neo

    lord_neo Guest

    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.

    The Canadian-born Doohan was enjoying a busy career as a character actor when he auditioned for a role as an engineer in a new space adventure on NBC in 1966. A master of dialects from his early years in radio, he tried seven different accents.;_ylu=X3oDMTA3YXYwNDRrBHNlYwM3NjI-
  2. deathdr_87

    deathdr_87 Awesome Guitarist

    that's sad... that was a classic character...

  3. dlogic

    dlogic Zuitarist
  4. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    yeah i'll always remember the whole crew of Startship Enterprise ...

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