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This Famous Star Trek Actor Just Passed Away At Age 86

Family and friends are mourning the loss of actor Lawrence Montaigne at the age of 86. As MSN shares, he was best known for his appearance on the iconic television show Star Trek, and his death was first announced by the show’s official social media account.

Montaigne guest starred on a number of popular TV shows throughout the 1960s, including The Fugitive, Perry Mason, The Greatest Show on Earth, Hogan’s Heroes. I Spy, The Outer Limits and Batman. Despite the lengthy list of credits, it was his turn as a Romulan and a Vulcan on the original Star Trek series that struck the biggest chord. Even Montaigne was pretty amazed at how he became so well-known for that one specific role.

“It was just four or five lines, and I wasn’t very happy, but I did it. I was uncomfortable because I had nothing to do. I was in almost every scene, but I had nothing to do. So, as an actor you’ve got to bite the bullet, and I did. Funny thing is, at the conventions, people come up to me and tell me how much they loved Stonn. I say, “What’s to love? The guy stood there and he glared.” For some reason, though, it was a character that people identified with,” he said during a 2012 interview.

Montaigne also offered up a fascinating tidbit. Turns out he was pretty close to being an even larger part of the vast Star Trek universe.

“They called my agent and said, ‘We’re considering Lawrence to replace Leonard.’ They did the contracts and the whole thing, but there was a stipulation in the contract that said if Leonard comes back, then the whole thing is over. I was going on the assumption that I was going to play Spock when my agent called and said ‘Leonard is coming back to do the show. He’s in and you’re out,’” he continued.

Source: MSN
Photo: Hollywood Reporter

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