The actor William Shatner has spoken of his sadness at missing today’s funeral of Leonard Nimoy – the man he played opposite as Capt James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise.
“I am currently in Florida as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t make it back in time,” Mr Shatner tweeted on Saturday.
“I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.”
I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried.— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 28, 2015
As a consolation, he proposed a gathering to honour Mr Nimoy in Palm Beach. Mr Nimoy, celebrated as the man who played the half-man half-Vulcan character Mr Spock in the Star Trek television series of movies, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 83.
“Maybe tomorrow we come together here and celebrate his life,” said Mr Shatner.Reuse content