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Offline The Chief

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James Doohan (Scotty) dies at age 85
« Topic Start: July 20, 2005, 05:05:05 PM »
Don't know how many of you were fans of the original Star Trek series, but I heard on the radio today that James Doohan, aka "Scotty" died today at the age of 85 :(

Apparently he had alzheimers, but the radio made it sound like he actually died of pneumonia.

Anyway, just thought it was worth a mention.

Offline Kenz aFan

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James Doohan (Scotty) dies at age 85
« Reply #1: July 20, 2005, 06:25:56 PM »
He did have Alzheimer's, and from the reports I read, that his agent and longtime friend said the cause of death was pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. None of the ST engineers ever came close to the character he personified. He'll be missed...