Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalbán: 1920 - 2009

Star Trek fans, it saddens me to say this, but the man responsible for Captain Kirk's famous screams in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan has passed away. Yes, actor and icon, Ricardo Montalbán has died; currently the reasons are unknown.

Khan! You and your chest will be greatly missed.

Other than portraying the infamous Khan Noonien Singh, both in the Star Trek TV series and the second film, Montalbán was also known for playing Mr. Roarke on the TV series Fantasy Island, along with his mini-sidekick, Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize). He was also very famous for his unmistakable voice, often providing voices for such shows a Dora the Explorer, Family Guy, Freakazoid!, and Kim Possible, among many others.

He was 88.


coffee said...

Ricardo Montalban must have been a contender for Lady's Man of the year at least a few times during his lifetime

JDW said...

haha, I'm sure of it.