Just two months after the world said goodbye to Mr. Spock, another original Star Trek star has left us.
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Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's fabulously coifed assistant Yeoman Janice Rand, died of natural causes on Friday at the age of 85.
Her costar William Shatner mourned her passing, tweeting:
Hollywood lost a legend when Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday.
One actor in particular was especially hurt by the death, and is opening up about his relationship with the Star Trek star.
Zachary Quinto famously portrayed Spock in the J.J. Abrams adaptation of the sci-fi classic, and now he's speaking out about meeting Leonard for the first time and how their relationship flourished.
In a recent interview, Zachary called Leonard a father figure to him, saying:
What a sad day for William Shatner and everyone who was close to this late, great legend.
On Friday, the actor released a statement on the passing of his friend and longtime Star Trek co-star, Leonard Nimoy.
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The 83-year-old expressed in a statement:
Listen up, President Obama!
Sean Penn, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner, along with others have signed a letter written by Russell Simmons urging you to step and and stop Japan’s annual roundup and slaughter of bottlenose dolphins!
It's high time this tradition be stopped — and we're fully aware how cultures deserve their own traditions and how they should be respected. That is, as long as they're not bringing ANYONE or ANYTHING harm!
The letter was addressed to Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan.
Here's some of what the letter said:
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