Beloved "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" Actor Takes Final Breath

January 07, 2019Jan 07, 2019

The news was just confirmed that beloved Stark Trek actor William Morgan Sheppard has passed away. The actor died at the age of 86.

Sheppard rose to fame through his continuous roles on the Star Trek franchise. According to the Independent, he played Rura Penth in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” the chief Vulcan Science Council minister in “Star Trek” from 2009,  Ira Graves in “The Next Generation: The Schizoid Man,” and Quatai in “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Beyond his roles in Star Trek, Sheppard was an actor and voice actor in various other series as well. Most notably, he appeared in series six of “Doctor Who.” He acted as character Canton Everett Delaware III, while his real-life son, Mark, acted as his son in the show.

Sheppard was born in 1932 and began acting at a young age. He attended the Royal Academy Drama of Art and then worked for 12 years at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Sheppard got his start into acting through plays. He appeared in several Broadway productions, including “Marat/Sade” and “Sherlock Holmes.”

Other credits include “Strongroom,” “Tell Me Lies,” “The Roses of Eyam,” “Hawk the Slayer,” “The Elephant Man,” and “The Sea Wolves.”

Sadly, the beloved actor has officially passed away. According to The Mirror, he died on Sunday, January 6 in Los Angeles,  California. The actor is survived by his wife and children. 

Please be praying for Sheppard's family during this time. While he lived a long and successful life, a loss of someone at any age is difficult. In other recent news, a type of Ibuprofen for babies has just been recalled. If you have young children, keep it away for now!

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